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Merrick Alaska Welcomes New Technical Services Director


Tyler Burton, PhD, has joined Merrick Alaska’s Anchorage office as technical services director. Burton will lead the firm’s technology related projects in the oil and gas, geomatics, and federal sector markets. “Alaska is an extremely challenging operating climate on many levels,” says Merrick president, Christopher Sherry. “Having Tyler rooted in Alaska will greatly extend our ability to serve regional clients.”

Burton is extensively practiced in cold weather engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance. With broad experience across Antarctica, the southern tip of Chile, the northern tier of Canada, Greenland, Scotland, the North Sea, Norway, eastern Russia, the Arctic Ocean, and Alaska, he has spent most of his career working remote projects in high latitudes.

He holds engineering bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Alaska; an MBA from the University of Phoenix; an LLM from the University of Dundee (UK); a PGDip. from the University of Oxford (UK); and a Ph.D. from the Center for Energy, Mineral, and Petroleum Law and Policy (UK), where he is a former research fellow.

Merrick Alaska is a full-service, multi-disciplinary division of Merrick & Company that offers surveying, geospatial, and engineering services to Alaskan clients, including the oil and gas industry. The employee-owned company maintains 20 offices in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

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