Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E., Named to Core Element Board of Directors

Nonprofit Supports Educational Curricula to Inspire Interest in STEM Fields

METAIRIE, La.—March 7, 2019—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) President Leo Holzenthal, Jr., P.E., has been elected to the board of directors of the Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative (GNOSTEM), formerly Core Element, a non-profit dedicated to promoting quality teaching in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) in the Greater New Orleans Region.

Holzenthal has more than 30 years of experience in Power, Control Systems and Telecommunications Engineering and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations at the engineering consultancy, which operates two offices in Greater New Orleans area, Houston and Dallas with more than 100 employees. Holzenthal is an adjunct professor at the University of New Orleans College of Engineering. He earned the 2015 James M. Todd Technological Accomplishment Award from the Louisiana Engineering Society. Continue reading


M S Benbow & Associates Gives Back to Community this Holiday Season

Company sponsors Special Olympics fundraiser, conducts food, toy drive

METAIRIE, La.—Dec. 17, 2018—Engineering consultancy M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) is spreading holiday cheer with a variety of philanthropic efforts benefiting groups that aim to improve the Greater New Orleans community over the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Each year MSB contributes to charitable initiatives at the holidays, including a Thanksgiving drive, Christmas toy drive, Special Olympics of Louisiana fundraiser, as well as the United Way Annual Giving Campaign. Continue reading


M S Benbow & Associates ranks in Inc. 5000

METAIRIE, LA. — October 12, 2018—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) has been honored as among the Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the country by Inc. magazine. The Inc. 5000 list is a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.

Recognized among Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and U.S. Small Business Administration 2018 Louisiana Small Business Award winners with the Most Outstanding Business Growth Award, MSB is one 33 Louisiana companies included on the Inc. 5000 list. A professional engineering services company specializing in the fields of power, telecommunication, technology, and instrumentation and controls systems[a], MSB ranked No. 4,533 on the 2018 list with 104 employees and three-year sales growth of 72 percent. Continue reading


M S Benbow Participates in YouthForce NOLA STEM Intern Program

Partnership introduces New Orleans students to STEM careers

METAIRIE, LA. — (July 24, 2018)— M S Benbow & Associates(MSB) is proud to partner with YouthForce NOLA Internship Program (YFI), a program which aims to help youth make connections and acquire long-term employment opportunities with local companies in STEM fields. Under the program, MSB has hired a New Orleans high school student for a summer internship at the multi-discipline engineering consultancy.

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New Orleans to Host Petroleum and Chemical Industry PCIC Conference

Premier Conference of Electrical, Electronics Engineers in Petroleum & Chemical Industry Returns

NEW ORLEANS–(July 17, 2018)–The Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC), a part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Industry Application Society (IAS), will return to New Orleans for its annual conference in 2023. The 70th edition of the PCIC Conference is being held Sept. 11 to 14, 2023 at the New Orleans Marriott. The conference was previously held in the Big Easy in 2012, 2002 and 1961. Continue reading


MSB Receives Contractor Safety Excellence Award at Shell Norco

Engineering consultancy’s safety culture recognized for 7th consecutive year

NORCO, La.—(May 10, 2018)—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) received the 2018 Contractor Safety Excellence Award from the Shell Norco facility for the 7th consecutive year. MSB received the recognition and award for its commitment to safety by one of the industry’s biggest petrochemical refiners.

The award aims to promote and build a strong safety culture at the facility by recognizing and celebrating great safety performance. The Shell Contractor Safety Award recognizes the outstanding safety engineering and workforce safety performance of the multi-discipline engineering consultancy’s workforce. MSB provides engineering and technical support services at the Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex in St. Charles Parish. 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