The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI), a Houston-based specialist in the design of inland towboats, ferries and barges, reports that Ryan Hentschel has joined the firm as a naval architect. Hentschel holds a
Mr. Brann graduated with a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2011. He has a wide range of knowledge of marine engineering specialties including ship stability, damage analysis, systems integration, ship survivability, and firefighting systems.
Previously, Mr. Brann has worked for the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) in its ship engineering department analyzing stability calculations for engineering firms, shipyards, and vessel owners.
Before joining ABS, he worked at ICI Services Corporation as an associate naval architect working on systems design and integration for various marine projects.
Mr. Brann is a member of SNAME and an Engineer in Training in Virginia. He plans on sitting for the Professional Engineer examination in the spring of 2016.