Capt. John Reeves joins Elliott Bay Design Group

(SEATTLE) — Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has announced that Capt. John D. Reeves has joined its firm. Reeves is a licensed professional engineer and mariner who spent 22 years leading high-performance teams and directing engineering, maintenance, safety and operations for the United States Coast Guard. During that time, he distinguished himself as a trusted mentor and teacher sharing an extensive background that includes 13 years at sea working in engineering and operations, five years as a port engineer and manager of four industrial repair facilities, and experience working on and maintaining an array of vessels from 1940's era salvage ships to the most powerful non-nuclear icebreakers in the world.

"John was previously a client of EBDG, and now we are privileged to have this exceptional individual on our team," said EBDG President Joe Pritting. "He brings great attention to detail and extensive practical experience as well as PMP credentials. His management abilities are clearly an asset to EBDG, and we're excited to put his skills to work."

Reeves graduated with honors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a bachelor of science degree in naval architecture and marine engineering. He also holds a master's in naval architecture and marine engineering and a MSE in mechanical engineering, both from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the American Society of Naval Engineers, and earned the Meritorious Service Medal as well as the Coast Guard Commendation Medal.

"I am very excited to be joining the Elliott Bay Design Group team," said Reeves. "EBDG has an outstanding history of service to our clients, and I look forward to continuing that proud tradition."

About Elliott Bay Design Group

Elliott Bay Design Group LLC is an employee-owned company with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan that provides naval architecture, marine engineering and production support services to owners, operators and shipyards across the country. With a focus on responsiveness, EBDG delivers designs that are better to build and better to operate. For more information, visit

By Professional Mariner Staff