Kevin R. Byers

Kevin R. Byers, P.E.

Senior Staff Consultant

Kevin Byers is experienced in the field of naval architecture and mechanical engineering.  A licensed professional engineer in seven states, his background includes ship design, acquisition and modernization, with particular focus on marine systems and ship structure, outfitting, and stability.  In the defense sector, past clients include Navy, Coast Guard, and Army ship acquisition programs, as well as shipyards and defense contractors across the country. As a Naval Architect, Mr. Byers led multi-discipline project teams for Navy combatants and auxiliaries as well as Coast Guard cutters. In the commercial design sector, past clients include cruise lines, classification societies, and international ship design firms.

Prior to joining ESi, Mr. Byers conducted marine and mechanical forensic investigations. Marine engineering investigations spanned several platform types, ranging from recreational boats and yachts to fishing vessels, workboats, and cruise ships. He also conducted loss assessments and failure cause and origin investigations for mechanical building systems, including HVAC, refrigeration, fire sprinkler, and domestic water systems. These investigations have ranged from analysis of building system design with respect to code adherence and system performance, to laboratory inspection and analysis of failed components.


  • BOT-3000 Tribometer Application in Marine Vessel Slips, Trips and Falls, The Gavel, January 2022
  • Cruising in the US: The Return to Service, The Marine Insurer, January 2022

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