Doug Freund Joins Firm
Oak Ridge, Tennessee-September 5, 2023 – Boston Government Services, LLC (BGS), headquartered in Oak Ridge, TN, has brought a highly respected industry veteran on board as Chief Operating Officer.
“Doug is well known and well regarded across the industry. He brings the leadership experience and market knowledge that will help BGS continue to grow and thrive,” said Founder and CEO, Dr. Harry Boston.
Freund has most recently served as Senior Vice President of Kiewit Nuclear Solutions. During his time there he was responsible for markets and strategy.
“BGS is an outstanding company and is in a remarkably good position to see even more growth,” said Freund. “I’m excited to help make that happen. We are in a rapidly growing industry and have lots to offer those dealing with nuclear energy, alternative energy, and cyber security.”
Freund is well known in the Oak Ridge area having previously served as Vice President of Operations Support, responsible for management of operations of the Y-12 National Security Complex and the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas.
In all Freund has more than 24 years of professional and managerial experience in nuclear weapons operations, manufacturing, and strategic program planning and budgeting. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado, a Master of Business Administration from Capella University and is currently a Capella Doctoral Candidate studying leadership and continuous improvement.
“This is a great hire, and we are excited to have him on board,” said Boston.
BGS was founded in 2007 and employs more than 350 engineers, scientists, and technical professionals across the nation. It has been ranked as a Top 50 Department of Energy contractor. BGS is a Bernhard Capital Partners (BCP) portfolio company.
BGS is an engineering, technology, and security firm helping to advance missions of national importance for government programs, national laboratories, national security facilities, nuclear operations, and complex projects. We support clients at every stage from strategic planning and program management to execution of engineering and technical activities. We work to attract and retain the best talent, because the best talent delivers the best results for our clients. Our capabilities are based on our experience in complex, secure, and highly regulated environments.
About Bernhard Capital Partners
Bernhard Capital Partners is an operationally focused private equity firm investing in middle-market businesses that provide essential services for critical infrastructure in North America. Bernhard Capital Partners was established in 2013 and has deployed capital across four funds representing approximately $2.9 billion of gross assets under management and is ranked as one of Private Equity International’s 300 largest private equity firms worldwide. Bernhard Capital Partners seeks to create sustainable value by leveraging its experience in acquiring, operating, and growing services and infrastructure businesses. For more information, visit bernhardcapital.com.
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