MMR President/CEO Pepper Rutland Joins LSU College of Engineering Hall of Distinction

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

BATON ROUGE – James B. “Pepper” Rutland, founder and president/chief executive officer of MMR Group Inc. was both inducted into the Louisiana State Univerity (LSU) College of Engineering Hall of Distinction.

The college established the Hall of Distinction in 1979 to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the engineering profession. Criteria for election includes distinguished professional achievement, dedicated service to engineering and outstanding humanitarian activities.

Rutland was a member of the first graduating class in LSU’s Construction Technology program, today known as the Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management. He also excelled in athletics, playing outside linebacker and serving as defensive team captain for the LSU Tigers, making the Southeastern Conference Academic Team in 1971 and 1972.

In 1991, he founded MMR Group Inc., an electrical and instrumentation firm in Baton Rouge. It is the largest privately owned merit shop electrical and instrumentation contractor in the country, with 26 branch offices across the United States, Canada, Colombia, Trinidad, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Panama.

Through MMR, Rutland has given more than $1 million to the College of Engineering and provided internships and summer job opportunities to students.

“To this day, it remains an honor to be among so many great leaders who graduated from the first class of the LSU Construction Technology program,” Rutland said. “I continue to be amazed at the talent which comes from my alma mater, and for that, I owe this university much gratitude. I sincerely thank the College of Engineering, and particularly the Construction Management program, for this humbling and prestigious honor.”

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MMR has served as the industry leader in instrumentation and electrical construction, maintenance and technical services for more than 50 years. Under the leadership of President and CEO James “Pepper” Rutland, MMR continues to grow both regionally and nationally with 26 branch offices throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Colombia, Trinidad, Venezuela, Ecuador and Panamá.

For more information on MMR or to inquire about services offered, please visit http://ereply.us/mmr/, www.mmrgrp.com or call 225-756-5090. Like us on Facebook (@MMRGrp), LinkedIn (MMR Group), or follow us on Twitter (@MMR_Grp).