Rex T. Pless, PE announces Tommy F. Ireland, PE as new Associate

Tommy IrelandMr. Rex T. Pless, PE, COO of Bennett & Pless, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Thomas F. Ireland, PE has been appointed as a new Associate of the firm.  Tommy joined Bennett & Pless in 1991 and has been instrumental in the firm’s growing practice in Chattanooga, TN.  Mr. Ireland is regarded as one of the top structural engineers in Chattanooga.  He is continually recognized by his clients as developing creative solutions to their project challenges and providing exceptional client service.  He will continue in his leadership role working from the firm’s Chattanooga office.

Earlier Mr. Pless also announced the appointment of Mr. Edward A. Gazzola, P.Eng. as a new co-owner and CEO.  Pless stated, “Ed joining the firm as my partner and Tommy’s promotion to Associate are further steps in an orderly transition of the business designed to ensure the continuity of the high professional standards our clients have come to expect of us over the past 50 years.”

Bennett & Pless is an award-winning and well-respected consulting structural engineering firm specializing in buildings, wireless 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.