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M S Benbow & Associates announces promotions

May 12, 2016

Dean Ruiz Named Director of Engineering, Paul St. Pierre Named Electrical Engineering Department Manager

Metairie, LA—May 12, 2016—One of the Gulf South’s most respected and versatile multi-discipline engineering corporations, M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) announces two promotions as well as an organizational change to support the 37-year-old professional engineering corporation’s continued growth.

Dean C. Ruiz, PE, is being promoted to the position of MSB Director of Engineering. Ruiz will report directly to MSB President Leo Holzenthal, Jr., PE, who previously led the company’s engineering departments as Engineering Manager as well as serving as company President. Paul St. Pierre will assume Ruiz’s former position as Electrical Engineering Department Manager. 

Ruiz has more than 20 years of professional engineering experience with MSB designing and managing successful large-scale projects for clients, primarily in the industrial and oil & gas markets. In this new position, Ruiz will be responsible for supervising and directing the department managers in electrical power systems, instrumentation, control systems, telecommunications engineering, design and drafting across all MSB industry sectors.

As the new manager of MSB’s Electrical Engineering department, St. Pierre will lead a division of MSB that serves a broad range of electrical system needs for industrial, commercial and utility customers providing expertise in design, analysis, retrofits and maintenance of electrical systems, including substations, cable systems and power monitoring systems.

“As the professional engineering services we provide have become increasingly specialized and complex, we are confident these organizational changes will allow us to manage our growth and continue to provide excellence in technical engineering consulting to a diverse range of industries in the Gulf South and across the United States,” said CEO and Founding Partner Michael S. Benbow.

From oil refineries and airports to convention centers and public safety agencies, MSB serves a wide range of clients in various industries with a tremendous focus on how solutions align with client and project needs. Founded in 1978, MSB is regarded as one of the top professional engineering firms in the Gulf South Region serving a broad range of systems engineering needs for its clients in oil and gas, petrochemical, government, as well as clients managing large public venues such as convention centers, airports and stadiums, and universities. MSB specializes in the fields of electrical and power systems, instrumentation and control, telecommunications and security and networking. In addition to these specialized engineering services, MSB also provides a wide range of field services including site acceptance testing, startup/commissioning services and specialty installation services. Headquartered in Metairie, the firm has offices in Mandeville and Houston, Texas.


M S Benbow and Associates is a professional engineering firm that provides multi-discipline professional engineering services to public and private industry sectors. MSB can service projects from initial scoping through design and project management to construction support and completion. The firm offers engineering services in the fields of electrical & power systems, telecommunications, instrumentation and control systems, security & networking, CAD, and project management. The company was founded in 1978 and represents clients throughout the United States. MSB has offices in Metairie and Mandeville, La., and Houston, Texas.

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