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James Pepper Rutland
Founder and CEO of MMR Group
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James Pepper Rutland

Founder and CEO of MMR Group
Pepper Rutland is passionate about engineering, the electrical business, sports, and giving back to his community. All of these passions have been instrumental to his life and career. While Pepper is best known for his work in the electrical and engineering fields, he takes great pride in being able to help others through community outreach. His great successes in business and his excellence in academics have been able to open many doors for philanthropic and career advances.
Miracle League at Cypress Mounds
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Professional Background

  • Current status
    Not open to opportunities
  • Profession
    Construction Manager
    CEO, Chief Executive Officer
  • Fields
    Electronics / Telecommunications
  • Work experience
    More than 15 years (More than 15 years relevant)
  • Management
  • Skills
    Management Skills
    Contract Management
  • Languages
    Native or Bilingual
  • Highest level of education

Job search preferences

  • Desired job type
    Not interested in working remotely
  • Desired positions
  • Desired work locations
    Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • Freelance

Work Experience

Founding Member

Jan 2008 - Present
Pepper Rutland is a founding member of the Miracle League at Cypress Mounds. A non-profit organization created to give children with any type of disability or special needs the opportunity to play baseball as a part of a team and an organized league.

Founder and CEO

Jan 1991 - Present
Pepper Rutland is the founder and CEO of MMR Group. MMR Group is an industry leader in instrumentation and electrical construction, maintenance and technical services. Known as the largest privately-owned open shop electrical and instrumentation contractor in the United States. Pepper Rutland and his team serve clients with the ability to work across industry lines in the onshore, offshore, energy, chemical, petrochemical, industrial and manufacturing sectors.


Bachelor’s Degree
Construction Technology and Engineering
1968 - 1972
Activities and societies
Pepper Rutland was a student athlete, an outside linebacker for the LSU Tigers and defensive team captain.

Licenses & Certifications

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