Richard Boehne

Richard Boehne is the Vice President of International Business for Merrick & Company in Washington, DC and a Board Director for Merrick’s International Services Company.  Mr. Boehne has over 20 years of leadership experience in international program management and business development.  Merrick’s core capabilities include energy, national security, life sciences, infrastructure, and geospatial markets. Specific areas of focus include; bio-mass energy conversion, petroleum processing, nuclear materials processing, bio- science research facility design, facilities infrastructure development, national security facilities, and geospatial solutions. Mr. Boehne’s international experience includes long-term assignments in East Africa, Antarctica, Central Asia, and the Gulf Region of the Middle East. His focus includes both commercial and government business activities related to energy, defense, science support management, geospatial and infrastructure development. Mr. Boehne serves on the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) International Committee and Council of Advisors for AmCham MENA . During his extensive career, Mr. Boehne served as Raytheon’s Country Director for the Middle East Arabic Gulf Region from 2007-2011 while living in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Prior to this assignment, he served as the Director of Operations for Raytheon’s US Antarctic Program contract (1999-2002). From 2002-2007, he worked throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia and was Head of Office for both Kazakhstan and Azerbaijani businesses. His tenure includes management of a large oil/gas project in Western Kazakhstan, Unmanned Aerial Systems consulting in Kenya and water development in East Africa.  Mr. Boehne also led a Department of State (DOS) funded BioTechnology Engagement Program for approximately 60 bio-science projects in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. His early professional career focused on security, environmental health, and safety activities in both government and commercial facilities – including the opening of two Department of Energy nuclear technology laboraties in the US. He received his MS in Environmental Health at Colorado State University, an MS in Industrial Safety Management at the University of Central Missouri and a BA in History at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Mr. Boehne as also completed Executive Education coursework at both the Thunderbird School of Global Business and Harvard Law School. Mr. Boehne is a citizen of the US and currently resides in the Washington, DC National Capital Region.