Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) has welcomed Brandon Foy, P.E. as a naval architect to its naval architecture and marine engineering firm. Foy holds a master’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Coast Guard Academy. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in the District of Columbia.

Before joining BHGI, Foy was an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, serving on the cutters  Coast Hamilton and Resolute. After attending graduate school at the University of Michigan, Foy was assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters as a staff engineer at the Marine Safety Center and the Office of Standards Evaluation and Development.

Following his service in the Coast Guard, Foy became a naval architect in Washington, DC where he provided engineering support to the Coast Guard Ship Design Team. Specifically, he supported programs for the Polar Security Cutter, the Offshore Patrol Cutter, the Waterways Commerce Cutter, and others.

Three particular highlights of his work include: co-authoring the report “Interim Results of the Propulsion Motors Over-Torque Data Acquisition Project Onboard United States Coast Guard Icebreaker Mackinaw which was presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, participating in Mackinaw ice trials aboard during the winters of 2021 and 2022, and observing ice model testing of an indicative Great Lakes icebreaker design in Helsinki, Finland.