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About Us

Who we are and What we do

RLA Engineering is an engineering and professional services firm. We were founded in 2010 and are a family, minority, and veteran owned business based out of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, specifically Vancouver, Washington.

We have three Services that we provide across the US nationally:

- Managed Services Provider (MSP)

- Workforce Staffing (WS)

- Outsourced Design (OD)

We cumulatively have thousands of years of engineering and ancillary experience across multiple industries and responsibilities. At the fundamental level, our business is people. We treat the relationships with our clients and employees with respect, humbleness, and integrity.

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proud veteran owned business washington state
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Ray Burney Jr. Founder and president of RLA engineering

Raymond Burney, Jr.

Founder and President

Ray Burney, Jr. started RLA Engineering in 2010 using his extensive experience in engineering and management. He provides strategic leadership to ensure RLA meets and exceeds the expectations of its clients in challenging and changing business environments. Ray excels in assembling teams who connect with the client, provide solutions and achieve results.

Prior to starting RLA, Ray lead teams in Research & Development, Operations, and Manufacturing at Hewlett-Packard and Rockwell Automation. He guided global teams in the production of consumer products technologies using his vast experience in analog and digital technologies, power systems, sensor systems and motion controls.

He has a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering from Southern University and a Master of Business Administration from Washington State University. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Ray is also a graduate of the Wisconsin Military Academy.

Ray and the company are supported by a deeply experienced management team that includes technical and non-technical backgrounds.

Help us understand your organization and needs...

We are "industry agnostic". We are client driven.


Our primary interest is to understand the needs of our clients in order to best determine how our services can provide value. Let's do business together!

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