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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Scott Stewart
Project Controls Manager

Stewart began his career as a submarine warfare officer in the U.S Navy where he was certified as a naval nuclear engineer and earned the rank of Lieutenant Commander before transitioning into the engineering consulting industry in 2014.

“Scott brings exceptional expertise in implementing project controls processes that improve efficiency and quality of operations to his position heading M S Benbow’s Project Controls Department,” said MSB President Leo Holzenthal, Jr., PE.

The Project Controls Manager is responsible for site project controls, including developing and monitoring cost forecasts, coordinating resource allocations, tracking project progress, and updating and analyzing MSB workloads and schedules to meet project goals.

His Naval career includes Program Manager, Project Manager, Operations Manager and Maintenance Manager experience serving on U.S. Navy submarines and as Senior Instructor and Division Director at the Naval Nuclear Power School. He transitioned from active duty as Lieutenant Commander and Operations Manager for Naval Special Warfare Group THREE, where he developed manpower, facilities and platform relocation for special operations units; oversaw an $18 million historic facility renovation; and co-authored strategy for all undersea special warfare operations to meet challenges of the future.

He earned a Master of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., and a Master’s degree in Management and graduate certificate in Corporate Sustainability and Innovation from Harvard University. Stewart is a graduate of the Leadership St. Tammany Class of 2016.

One of the Gulf South’s most respected and versatile multi-discipline engineering corporations, MSB has been serving the diverse integrated engineering needs of a range of industries, including oil and gas exploration and production, chemical manufacturing, and food processing, manufacturing and derivatives, for the past 39 years. MSB specializes in the fields of electrical and power systems, instrumentation and controls, telecommunications, and security and networking.


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 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 provides 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.