About Us


Arlen "Benny" Cenac, Jr. - Owner

Southern Power began over 15 years ago by Cenac Towing owner and Houma entrepreneur, Arlen "Benny" Cenac, Jr. He is a Louisiana-based entrepreneur with a global reach, an avid philanthropist to the Gulf Coast region and strong supporter of coastal wetland restoration.

The company was started as a subsidiary to Cenac Towing due to the expertise and knowledge in engines and power for their tugboat fleet. While under his leadership at Cenac Towing, Benny has led the company through industry hardships by primarily focusing on customer service, efficiency, and quality. Since its conception, Benny has led Southern Power with the same company values. These values, combined with a commitment to employee satisfaction and great company morale, are how he defines its success.

Under Benny's leadership, the company continues to grow and upgrade its training and experience level mechanically. Founded on engine sales of every size and horsepower, Southern Power’s product line has recently grown into engines, generators, utility carts, vehicles, and a full line of tractors. They have also moved into a new state-of-the-art facility on the Cenac Towing campus in order to better serve its customer base.