JLR promotes pair
By Adam Freill
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) has appointed two of its key employees into leadership positions within the firm. Matt Weaver is now chief of project delivery, and Sue Howson is now manager, project delivery.
As the former manager, project delivery, Weaver brings 15 years of electrical engineering and technical project management experience to the role. An effective leader of large technical teams and talented at solving complex management and technical challenges, he will oversee the company’s Project Management, Proposal, Marketing and Communications, and Design Technology teams.
“Matt’s approachable and collaborative management style is an asset in advancing JLR’s business development, marketing, and project delivery methodologies,” says Saverio Parrotta, CEO and president of JLR. “He’s been part of project delivery since its infancy at JLR. He has the proven track record of managing people and delivering complex projects to fruition.”
Howson will oversee a team of project managers, project coordinators, and project administrators. She previously held the role of senior project manager.
“I’m blessed to work at JLR. I love the team and collaborative atmosphere of the firm, and the commitment to clients,” says Howson. “In my new role, I want to build on the existing foundation of the department and further develop tools and processes to enhance project delivery at JLR.”
Howson brings close to 30 years of related experience in architectural, construction, project management, estimating, health and safety, and teaching to her new role. Over her career, she has managed building maintenance projects, educational, commercial and industrial construction projects, renovation projects as well as implemented and developed health and safety policies and programs.
“Sue is a recognized name in the industry and has received accolades for her analysis, problem-solving, and leadership skills—qualities that are an asset to JLR,” says Parrotta. “Her combined years of experience and strong skillset makes her the perfect choice to manage the Project Delivery team.”
A Platinum Club member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, JLR provides fully integrated engineering, architecture, planning, and project management services to clients in the private and public sectors throughout Canada and internationally. The company has seven offices across Ontario supporting a wide variety of projects across seven key markets.