Rex T. Pless, PE announces Edward A. Gazzola, P.Eng as new co-owner and CEO as part of succession plan.

edwardMr. Rex T. Pless, PE, founder of Bennett & Pless, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Edward A. Gazzola, P.Eng., has joined Bennett & Pless as its new CEO and co-owner.  As a highly-regarded and internationally recognized consulting engineering executive, Mr. Gazzola brings over 20 years of executive leadership to the business. He was a long term partner of the Canadian engineering firm, Morrison Hershfield, where under his leadership Gazzola expanded their business into the U.S. building a national, multi-disciplinary firm with 6 U.S. offices and over 100 employees.

Pless commented, “My assessment has been that Ed has a proven track record of successfully growing engineering businesses by focusing on the highest levels of client satisfaction, making him a perfect fit for Bennett & Pless.  I am looking forward to working with Ed as we grow our practice together.”

Mr. Pless will remain an owner of the business for the next several years and maintain his responsibilities managing the overall operations of the business as its COO and acting in a specialist capacity on its most challenging projects.

Bennett & Pless is an award-winning and well-respected consulting structural engineering firm specializing in buildingswireless and industrial structures and providing a broad array of consulting services from its offices in Atlanta and Chattanooga.  For more information on the firm, visit Bennett & Pless’ website at or contact the firm at (678) 990-8700.