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M S Benbow & Associates Announces Executive Leadership Succession Plan

May 17, 2021

M S Benbow & Associates Announces Executive Leadership Succession Plan

METAIRIE, La.—(May 17, 2021)—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) announces its executive leadership succession plan following the death on April 12 of Founder and Chief Executive Officer Michael S. Benbow. In recent years, MSB developed an executive leadership management plan to ensure MSB is positioned to continue to serve a pioneering role in engineering and advanced technology.

Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E., who has been president of MSB since 2007, will succeed Mike Benbow as CEO, assuming the title of President & CEO. The succession plan adds to the company’s ownership three members of the MSB executive team with a combined company tenure of more than 70 years. Joining Holzenthal in the company’s ownership are: Director of Operations and Human Resources Kelly Huben; Director of Engineering Dean Ruiz, P.E.; and Director of Telecommunications & Technology Kenneth M. Wright, P.E.

Holzenthal, who partnered and collaborated side-by-side with Benbow since 1987, said the leadership team is committed to continuing to drive Benbow’s legacy of innovation and customer service.

“Mike’s passion and example created an enduring vision of a client-focused culture that pours energy and talent into world-class engineering solutions with a focus on integrity, professionalism and excellence,” Holzenthal said. “His leadership and investment in talent positions MSB to continue to innovate and advance our clients’ ongoing engineering needs today and in the future. I am confident the MSB team will uphold the high standards the company was founded on.”

In the 43 years since founding the company, Benbow expanded MSB into a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy that reaches across a diverse range of industries and is considered a national leader in networked telecommunications and one of the region’s top consultant engineering services firms. In recent years, MSB has grown to more than 100 professionals and achieved the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) 2018 Outstanding Business Growth Award and was selected as a Louisiana Growth Leader Finalist for three consecutive years.

About M S Benbow & Associates

Based in Metairie, La., MSB has four locations in Louisiana and Texas and more than 100 associates delivering integrated engineering services. Serving the industrial, government, institutional and energy sectors, MSB is regarded as one of the top professional engineering firms in the region. MSB provides expertise in Electrical Power Systems, Instrumentation & Controls, Telecommunications & Technology, and Drafting & Design with end-to-end project management services.