The Shearer Group (TSGI) has hired two naval architects — Jacob Frost and Colton Bonnaure — for its naval architecture, marine engineering and marine surveying firm in Houston.

Frost graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, with a bachelor's in naval architecture and marine engineering. He is a four-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps (1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment), where he led a squad of Marines in the execution of over 300 security patrols and force protection missions over the course of deployment to Sangin, Afghanistan.

Before working at TSGI, he was a research assistant at the Royal Caribbean International in Miami and at the Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory at the University of Michigan where he wrote engineering reports, including physical designs, experimental approaches, and analyzed experimental data.

Bonnaure graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's in ocean engineering. He was the senior captain of the Texas A&M Human Powered Submarine Team, where he redesigned a new controls system for a one-man submarine.

For his undergraduate research project, Bonnaure assisted in the development of a free running model of a high-speed watercraft meant to be self-propelled and controlled remotely. He also took a four-week course in Italy, studying the theory of structures and finite element analysis.

Before working at TSGI, Bonnaure worked as a field engineer intern at Manson Construction Co. in Long Beach, Calif. He assisted in the development and construction of a 1,400+ linear foot section of a reinforced concrete wharf and in the coordination of various subcontractors.