Eric Roehl has a bachelor's and master's degree in Ocean Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology. During his sophomore and junior years at Florida Tech, he did an internship with Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. There he had the opportunity to do hands on engineering work on Los Angeles Class Attack Submarines and the construction and overhaul of Nuclear Aircraft Carriers. After graduating, Eric went to work at the American Bureau of Shipping in New Orleans. At ABS, he was responsible for the plan review of structural, mechanical, electrical, piping, and safety system of ships, barges, and yachts.
After three Years at ABS, he returned to Florida to become an engineer and project manager at Structural Composites. In his 16 years there, he worked on a variety of projects for theme parks, defense contractors, and the US Navy.