November 14, 2016 – Merrick & Company’s Board of Directors has elected Christopher Sherry, PE, as president of the firm, effective April 1, 2017. Sherry has served as the firm’s senior vice president and chief operating officer for the past three years and will continue the responsibilities of COO as he assumes his new role. He will become Merrick’s fifth president in the firm’s 61 year history.
David G. Huelskamp has served as president and chief executive officer for the past four years at Merrick, and was most recently elected chairman of the board. With this transition, he will continue in the role of CEO and chairman, focusing on board governance, government/industry affairs, strategic growth, and mergers & acquisitions.
Sherry has been with Merrick since 1985 and has grown with the company serving in several positions throughout his career. His primary focus as COO has been the oversight of all Merrick projects and the overall financial performance of Merrick’s business units. Prior to his role as COO, Sherry led the Corporate & Business Development group, Corporate Support Services as well as the Facilities, Science & Technology business unit.
Sherry is an architectural engineering graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, and holds an MBA from the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. Huelskamp said, “The Board of Directors strongly supports the selection of Mr. Sherry as our new president. He is committed to employee ownership and will be exceptional at leading the new generations at Merrick toward our Vision 2025.”
Sherry’s professional involvement includes over 20 years in various leadership roles with the Society of American Military Engineers and the American Council of Engineering Companies, serving on the board of governors for the Denver Metro Economic Development Corporation and the board of directors for the Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Industry Advisory Board for the College of Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder.