Aurora, Colorado – Robert A. Berglund RA, a vice president of Merrick & Company, a $75 million professional engineering, architecture, construction management, surveying, and geospatial solutions firm ( www.merrick.com), has been promoted to business unit manager of the firm’s facilities, science, and technology business unit, it was announced by Ralph Christie, president and chief executive officer of the firm. In this role, Berglund will be responsible for the management and profit/loss of the business unit and its four market sectors which comprise approximately 75% of the company’s total workload.
Berglund’s 34-year career has focused on the defense, energy, and space markets where he has specialized in advanced technology research and development, national security, and non-proliferation projects. His expertise in these fields leverages and expands Merrick’s defense and national security portfolio and contributes to the firm’s perspective in addressing client needs.
Berglund’s current work includes business-unit level oversight and development of projects including the planning and design of a new high containment national bio-agro defense facility, an advanced technology uranium processing facility, a leading-edge biomass to energy project for an alternative energy company, and upgrades to over 500 U.S. missile launch, maintenance, and training facilities.
Berglund joined the firm in 2006 as vice president of the firm’s strategic federal programs. His prior experience includes senior marketing and project management positions with Bechtel National, Inc., and officer or director-level positions with Black & Veatch and Holmes & Narver. His background includes involvement in bioweapons proliferation prevention projects, fissile materials handling and storage, and other large U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Energy weapons complex projects. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and a registered architect in several states.