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JLR Announces Appointment of New Associates

OTTAWA – J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) has a longstanding practice of acknowledging the leadership, achievement, and commitment of select employees by identifying them along a path of Associateship. JLR is pleased to announce the 2024 appointments to Principal Associate, Senior Associate, and Associate.


“One of the benefits of being an employee-owned firm is that the business is run by the people we work with and see around the office each day,” says Saverio Parrotta, JLR CEO and President. “Associates and up-and-coming staff in the Associate stream program permeate all layers of our leadership team, from Chiefs to Managers to Practice Leads. This produces a culture where everyone is deeply invested in JLR, in building our shared business, in keeping it current, and in safeguarding its future.”

JLR’s Share Ownership and Associate Programs form the cornerstone of our culture by attracting talented people, supporting their professional development, and inviting them to invest in the firm and be part of growing the business. Our firm is entirely run by employees with ownership and we continue to invest in our future together. Each year, we advance exceptional people through the ranks of the Associate Program.

JLR is delighted to congratulate these leaders on their new roles.



About JLR

As a proud 100% Canadian and employee-owned firm providing services in engineering, architecture, and planning, JLR’s continued industry success for close to 70 years is due to our innovative excellence. All projects, large and small, are defined and developed through understanding the environment and community, and collaborating with our clients whom we regard as project partners.

JLR’s power is our people and is recognized as a Platinum Club member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. With over 450 staff across seven offices throughout Ontario, the team is focused on a shared goal of providing outstanding service. We continue to successfully deliver projects to our valued clients within our eight business markets, including: Alternative Delivery, Buildings, Environmental Infrastructure, Indigenous, Industrial, Innovative Energy, Mining, and Municipal Infrastructure & Planning.

JLR recognizes it operates on the traditional territories and lands of the Indigenous peoples that came before us.

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