M S Benbow & Associates Announces Milestone Anniversary: 40 Years

Gulf South firm celebrates 40th anniversary, continued growth in multi-discipline engineering consulting

NEW ORLEANS—(March 1, 2018)—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB), a leading design and engineering firm serving the industrial, government, institutional and energy sectors, is celebrating 40 years of continued growth as a privately owned professional engineering corporation in 2018.

MSB was founded in 1978 by Michael S. Benbow, P.E., with the mission to provide engineering, technical and project support services for the Gulf South’s growing oil and gas industry. Since that time the company has continued to broaden its capabilities and extend its reach to a wide array of industries. MSB expanded into a larger consulting firm in the ’90s, growing their electrical and instrumentation divisions, and in the early 2000’s entering the telecommunications and technology field focused on fiber optic, cellular, wireless and wireline-network technologies. Continue reading


M S Benbow & Associates Names Project Controls Manager

New Orleans-based engineering consultancy promotes Scott Stewart, PMP, CSSBB

METAIRIE, LA.−(February 19, 2018)−Scott N. Stewart, PMP, CSSBB, has been promoted to Project Controls Department Manager for New Orleans-based engineering consultancy M S Benbow & Associates. The position is dedicated to streamlining project planning, development and implementation for one of the Gulf South’s most versatile multi-discipline engineering corporations.

Stewart, who has over 15 years of major technical project, program and operations management experience, joined MSB in 2016 as Portfolio Manager and Senior Project Manager for electrical engineering projects.

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MSB Holiday Initiatives, United Way Partnership Support Local Communities

Engineering consultancy contributes nearly $20,000 to United Way giving campaign

METAIRIE, LA.—Dec. 18, 2018 —Engineering consultancy M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) participated in several holiday giving efforts benefiting needy families and announced the end of a successful United Way giving campaign supporting the Greater New Orleans, Houston and Dallas communities. Continue reading


MSB Joins Charity Cook-off, SWAT Challenge, Team Bowling, Relief Drive

Events Support United Way, Special Olympics, STEM education, Hurricane Harvey Relief

Metairie, LA—December 18, 2017—From rappelling down a building and participating in SWAT training to cooking up gumbo to lacing up their bowling shoes, M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) employees pitched in for several charitable initiatives and a donation drive supporting the special needs community, United Way, Hurricane Harvey relief, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education programs. Continue reading


M S Benbow Appoints Telecommunications & Technology Manager

Metairie, LA—July 19, 2017—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) has named Shelley Compton, PMP, manager of the 39-year-old engineering firm’s growing Telecommunications and Technology division.

Compton has more than 20 years of diverse operations, engineering and executive management experience within the defense, industrial, commercial, and service industries. She will report to MSB Telecommunications and Technology Director Kenneth Wright. Continue reading


M S Benbow Earns Place on New Orleans Top Workplaces 2017

New Orleans engineering consultancy earns top employer honor for second consecutive year

Metairie, LA—June 2, 2017—For the second year, professional engineering firm M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) has earned a place on New Orleans “Top Workplaces” list. MSB ranked 13th among 20 companies on The Times Picayune’s Top Workplaces 2017 Small Employer list. A total of 40 companies were honored. Continue reading


Industrial Safety Training Council Recognizes M S Benbow Safety Achievements

MSB Earns Two Awards for Consecutive No Lost Work Days, Zero Incidents

METAIRIE, LA.−(May 23, 2017)−M S Benbow & Associates’ (MSB) safety record was recently recognized with two International Safety Training Council (ISTC) Safety Achievement Awards. The engineering firm was recognized for having worked eight years without an OSHA lost workday case and for sustaining a “zero” incidence rate for the third consecutive year.

The ISTC delivers safety training and site-specific job safety orientations to contractors and employees of refining and chemical plants in the Southeast Texas areas. Continue reading


M S Benbow Safety Record Awarded at Shell Norco Facility

Engineering firm earns sixth-consecutive Contractor Safety Excellence Award

NORCO, LA−(April 5, 2017)−M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) is proud to announce it has earned the Contractor Safety Excellence Award for the sixth-consecutive year for its safety record at Shell Norco Refinery & Chemical Plant. MSB provides engineering and technical support services at the St. Charles Parish, La. facilities. The Shell Norco Safety Award recognizes the outstanding safety engineering and workforce safety performance of the multidiscipline engineering consultancy’s on-site team. Continue reading


M S Benbow & Associates announces promotions

Dean Ruiz Named Director of Engineering, Paul St. Pierre Named Electrical Engineering Department Manager

Metairie, LA—May 12, 2016—One of the Gulf South’s most respected and versatile multi-discipline engineering corporations, M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) announces two promotions as well as an organizational change to support the 37-year-old professional engineering corporation’s continued growth.

Dean C. Ruiz, PE, is being promoted to the position of MSB Director of Engineering. Ruiz will report directly to MSB President Leo Holzenthal, Jr., PE, who previously led the company’s engineering departments as Engineering Manager as well as serving as company President. Paul St. Pierre will assume Ruiz’s former position as Electrical Engineering Department Manager.  Continue reading