Joe R. Fowler Receives Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

HOUSTON, TX, June 22, 2012 - Stress Engineering Services, Inc., an independent consulting engineering and testing firm, is pleased to announce that President and founder Joe R. Fowler has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Gulf Coast Region Award in the business services category.

The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Fowler was selected by an independent panel of judges and the award was presented at a special gala on June 21 at the Houston Hilton America's.

"I am very honored to be chosen by such a successful group of judges for the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year Award," states Fowler. "I feel that this is an individual award for a team sport. The key to Stress Engineering's success stems from the teamwork of our people - using their diverse skills to come together and solve the customer's toughest technical problem."

About Stress Engineering Services

Stress Engineering Services is an independent, employee-owned consulting engineering firm headquartered in Houston with offices in Cincinnati and New Orleans. Stress Engineering performs full-scale testing, mechanical design, materials engineering, product development, subsea engineering, project management, and a variety of other engineering services for the oil and gas, offshore drilling and production, refining, pipeline, power, packaging, and consumer products industries.

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