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Management Consulting Team

Mitchell E. Steller
Mr. Steller, formerly a Senior Partner in the Transportation Group at Mercer Management Consulting (formerly Temple, Barker & Sloane) and a founder of Maritime Management Consulting, is a specialist in maritime operations and management. He has specialized in the Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Industry and the Cruise Industry, and he has analyzed the liner industry, conducted port studies, assisted commercial ship owners and operators in the operational aspects of their companies, and conducted studies of the offshore oil exploration and recovery industry. Mr. Steller is a registered Professional Engineer.
• BS Marine Engineering & Marine Transportation, US Merchant Marine Academy
• MS Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• MBA, Harvard Business School

Thomas P. Brewton
Mr. Brewton, formerly a Partner with both Nextera Enterprises and Mercer Management Consulting and a founder of Maritime Management Consulting, brings extensive experience in operations improvement, process redesign, program management, supply chain improvement and product information management to his work for clients in the maritime, manufacturing, aerospace and transportation industries.
• BS Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Webb Institute

• MBA Finance, Loyola University Maryland

Paul E. Gronwall
Mr. Gronwall’s capabilities are built upon an extensive history of consulting at Maritime Management Consulting, IBM Strategy and Change, Nextera Enterprises, and Mercer Management Consulting. He brings experience in strategic planning, operationalizing strategies, process analysis and redesign, team leadership, and communications for a variety of industries including maritime, transportation, manufacturing, publishing, and public sector.
• BS Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Webb Institute

• MBA Finance, California Lutheran University

Michael F. Sheahan
Mr. Sheahan brings shipbuilding and operating experience to clients. At General Dynamics he led shipbuilding test/delivery operations and contract closure. Management consulting experience includes litigation support, due diligence, program scheduling, forecasting, feasibiilty studies, and vessel valuations.  He specializes in strategic and tactical planning, business process realignment, product development, organizational alignment, and attorney support.
• BS Marine Engineering Systems & Naval Architecture, US Merchant Marine Academy

• MBA Venture Management, University of San Diego

Andrew J. MacKay
Mr. MacKay has experience in shipyard operations and project management, having served as a Production Department Manager and Program Manager at BAE Systems for the dry-docking, overhaul, conversion and maintenance of government, commercial, and private vessels.  His management consulting experience includes program and project management, business process realignment, organizational alignment, and cost/pricing analysis and benchmarking.

• BS Marine Engineering Systems & Nuclear Engineering, US Merchant Marine Academy

• MBA, University of Florida
Adron G. Beene
Mr. Beene, a former Deputy Program Manager for General Dynamics, brings an understanding of the ship acquisition process and the tools to manage shipbuilding projects. He specializes in strategic and tactical planning, market research and development, operations and supply chain improvement, program and project management, and attorney support.
• BS Marine Transportation, California Maritime Academy
• JD Admiralty and Maritime Law, University of San Diego & Tulane University


Brian H. Liu
Mr. Liu, formerly a Project Control Analyst at General Atomics, brings experience in financial analysis and accounting, cost estimation, government contract management, and reporting to clients.  His management consulting specialties include cost/pricing analysis and benchmarking, attorney support, market research and development, and product development.

• BS Civil Engineering, University of Florida
• MBA, University of Florida

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