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.

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Shelley Compton, PMP

Prior to joining MSB, Compton held various leadership positions at Textron Marine & Land Systems in Slidell, including most recently as the business line Vice President of LifeCycle Support, responsible for overseeing customer program execution, design activities and development of talent.

“Shelley brings extensive project management and technical experience to our Telecom and Technology division at a very exciting time in our 39 years in the industry,” Wright said.

Compton previously held technical leadership positions at companies including Mechanical Equipment Company, American Airlines, Philips Electronics and Texas Instruments Defense Systems, and has held Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and ISO9001 Lead Auditor certifications. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.

MSB Telecommunications and Technology oversees design engineering, design build and system management of large-scale cellular, in-building distributed antenna system (DAS), public safety and WiFi networks for airports, professional arenas, 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.

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 multidiscipline, 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.