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Steve Benshoof

Steve BenshoofSteve Benshoof
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Phone: (949) 285-3555
Email: benshoof@usc.edu or steve.benshoof@legacyeng.com

Mr. Benshoof is currently Senior Vice President, Legacy Engineering LLC which is a unique management and technical services consulting firm supporting the aerospace and defense industry. Legacy Engineering represents over 500 experienced consultants supporting 200 different clients since forming in 1998.

Prior to joining Legacy in 2003, Steve served in a succession of increasingly responsible positions within McDonnell Douglas and Boeing. He started his engineering career as a rotorcraft structural dynamist in 1981 and eventually transitioned into numerous project and program management responsibilities. When Mr. Benshoof departed Boeing to accept the position at Legacy Engineering, he was directing all International Apache Helicopter programs.

Beginning in engineering graduate school, Steve discovered a passion for teaching and mentoring men and women less experienced than he. That passion has continued for 30 years as Steve has instructed numerous courses in strategic technology management, project management, program management, risk management, and several other technology management disciplines. He’s a learned and experienced practitioner of EVMS, Lean, Supply Chain and Total Quality Management concepts—fusing empirical concepts with business realities for optimal results.

Mr. Benshoof earned both a Bachelor of Science (1980) and a Master of Science (1981) in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Both degrees were earned with distinction and high academic honors.

In 1986, Steve was selected by McDonnell Douglas to attend the full DoD Program Management Course at the Defense Systems Management College (now called the Defense Acquisition University) at Ft. Belvoir, VA. This was a distinct privilege as only one employee of McDonnell Douglas was allowed to attend each 20-week session.

Mr. Benshoof has been a board member of the San Diego Military Advisory Council since 2009. He is also a member of Tau Beta Pi, the Aerospace Industry Association, the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, and the International Council of Systems Engineers (INCOSE).