About Us

Our Commitment:
We promise to provide exceptional services, client experiences and an end product that exceeds your expectations. At RLA Engineering, we are client-focused and deliver the highest quality products on-time and on-budget.

Our decades of experience is applied to each project by leveraging our extensive multi-industry knowledge to optimize design that are elegant, innovative and affordable.

Our employees have hundreds of years of cumulative engineering, operational execution and project management experience across multiple industries including consumer electronics, industrial and Petro-chemical (oil refinery).

Choose RLA Engineering:   

  • Highly-skilled engineers and technicians with decades of experience in mechanical, electrical and software engineering
  • The best advanced technologies and design with the highest quality of service, and unparalleled innovation and efficiency
  • Efficient and effective solutions to successfully catapult your product from concept to realization
  • Outstanding customer experience
  • Innovative design solutions
  • Fixed pricing
  • Turnkey solutions
  • We take your idea from concept to prototype in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible.

Our Team:

Ray Burney – President and Founder

Ray Burney, Jr.

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 a challenging and changing business environment. Ray excels in assembling teams that connect with the customer, provide solutions and achieve results. Prior to starting RLA, Ray led teams in Research & Development, Operations and Manufacturing at Hewlett-Packard and Rockwell Automation. He guided global teams in the production of consumer product technologies using his vast experience in analog and digital technologies, power systems, sensor systems and motion controls. Ray Burney, Jr. has a Bachelor 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.

Jacob Davidson – Director of New Business Development

Jacob defines and executes strategies to obtain new clients and expand opportunities with existing clients. With broad experience in the technical industry, Jacob has deep proficiencies in engineering and business development. He has designed novel technologies and managed small and large cross functional teams across multiple industries. Jacob’s diverse experience in design and management ensures a synergistic relationship between RLA and clients. Jacob holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Business Administration from Portland State University.

Manlio Castillo – Director of Operations

Manlio makes certain RLA provides well-coordinated productive value to clients. Since joining RLA in 2014, he has managed RLA employees working at client offices, partnered with clients to improve employee support and engagement and has supported the international manufacturing operations of consumer product prototypes. Manlio has experience in multiple industries, including aviation and technology. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ron Juve – Principle Engineer

Karen Axell – Comptroller

Karen has 30 years of expertise in accounting operations, reporting and financial consulting. She joined RLA in 2012. Karen is a graduate of Washington State University.

Rebecca Ruble – Office Manager/Recruiter

Rebecca has over 15 years of experience in the technical industry. Her excellence in recruiting and comprehensive skill set supports the day to day operations of RLA. Prior to joining RLA, Rebecca spent 11 years at Hewlett-Packard performing various roles in marketing and R&D. She serves as an advisor to Cascadia Technical Academy’s Business Principals Program.

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