Metairie, LA—Oct. 15, 2019—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) has named Paul Schowalter manager of the New Orleans-based engineering consultancy’s Telecommunications and Technology division. Schowalter’s multi-functional experience and skills in engineering, telecommunications, project and financial management spans more than 25 years in the private and public sector, including more than 25 years in the Louisiana Air National Guard.
Schowalter manages MSB’s team of engineers and designers that specialize in wireless system design and integration including Cellular and Public Safety Distributed Antenna Systems, Two-Way Radio, High Density WiFi network deployments and Location Based Service technologies.
“The telecommunications industry is one of the most dynamic environments with ever-evolving technology requiring continually more complex networks to achieve the desired communications functionality for our clients,” said MSB Telecommunications and Technology Director Kenneth Wright. “Paul’s superb analytic and problem solving skills from his experience both as a civilian and a Louisiana guardsman make him extremely qualified to continue driving MSB’s expertise designing, planning and configuring robust communications networks.”
Schowalter provided executive management for the worldwide deployment of 120 communications and support personnel as Unit Commander and Communications Engineering Officer with the Louisiana Air National Guard, where he retired as a Major. His private sector experience includes engineering manager and sales engineering positions with Cox Communications, including regional manager of Master Telecommunications Center Engineering over project engineering, planning and documentation for telecommunications and headend facilities throughout Florida, Georgia and Louisiana. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from Louisiana State University.
MSB’s Telecom and Technology division oversees design engineering, design build and system management of large-scale cellular, in-building distributed antenna system (DAS), public safety radio networks and High Density WiFi networks for airports, professional sports arenas / stadiums, convention centers, municipalities, universities, and college sports complexes. The division provides specialized engineering and project management services for infrastructure upgrades and new projects incorporating technologies that include cellular, WiFi, bluetooth, location-based services, microwave, satellite, two-way radio, Public Safety radio, fiber optic, and copper technologies.
About M S Benbow & Associates
A multi-discipline, integrated engineering consultancy, M S Benbow & Associates is regarded as one of the top professional engineering firms in the region serving some of the most notable refineries, airports, convention centers, campuses, and large public venues in the United States. With professional registrations in over 30 states and offices in Metairie, Mandeville, Houston and Dallas, MSB provides expertise in Electrical Power Systems, Instrumentation & Controls, Telecommunications & Technology, and Drafting & Design with end-to-end project management services. MSB delivers a wide range of engineering services including feasibility studies, front-end engineering design, detailed design packages, site acceptance testing, startup/commissioning services and specialty installation services.