Bristol Harbor Group Inc. (BHGI) has announced the promotion of two key members of the firm’s team, Ian M. Lawson, P.E. and Teri L. LaForest, P.E.

Upon earning his professional engineer license in Rhode Island, Ian M. Lawson, P.E., has been promoted to senior naval architect. Lawson has been with BHGI for over five years, during which he has filled both engineering and project management roles and specializes in the development of navel vessel designs and concepts, particularly related to alternative fuels and electric propulsion systems.

Other engineering focuses include powering analysis utilizing computational fluid dynamics, electrical systems, and coordination with regulatory bodies on novel engineering solutions.

Teri L. LaForest, P.E. has been promoted to senior naval architect upon earning her professional engineer license in Rhode Island. In her four years at BHGI, LaForest has also filled both engineering and project management roles, with an emphasis in structural engineering and finite element analysis for both full ship analyses as well as local areas of interest. Other engineering focuses include coordinating efforts with clients, shipyards, and regulatory bodies.

BHGI is a full-service naval architecture, marine engineering and consulting firm located in Bristol, R.I. The firm has been in business for more than 30 years and has produced numerous designs, to which hundreds of vessels have been built. BHGI specializes in commercial vessel design and consulting and has experience with tugs, barges, articulated tug/barge units (ATB), passenger vessels, workboats, dredges and floating drydocks.