Chief Operating Officer (COO)
As the Chief Operating Officer at BGS, Doug Freund’s emphasis lies in formulating strategies that will propel the company toward achieving mid-tier status within the industry. Doug is a firm believer that the enhancement of systems and procedures is instrumental in shaping the employee culture and upholding the core values that BGS has established, ultimately enabling the company to not only meet but exceed customer expectations. Doug is a people person and lives by the motto, “Take care of people, and they will take care of you and your customers.”
Doug has more than 34 years of professional and managerial experience in nuclear weapons operations, manufacturing, strategic program planning and budgeting, projects and maintenance management, supply chain management, performance and operational excellence, project execution and customer relations, and risk management.
Most recently, Doug served as the Senior Vice President of Kiewit Nuclear Solutions where he had the responsibility for overseeing markets, strategy, and engineering. During his time at Kiewit, he quickly devised growth strategies for the company and cultivated an opportunity pipeline valued at over $8 billion.
Prior to joining Kiewit Doug held the position of Vice President of Operations Support for Consolidated Nuclear Security, (CNS) LLC, a joint venture between Bechtel, Leidos, ATK Orbital, and SOC. Doug also was a Leidos affiliate. In this position, he was responsible for the management and operation of two facilities: the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In this role, he had managerial oversight for more than 2,000 personnel spanning Enterprise Planning and Controls, Infrastructure and Projects Management, as well as Supply Chain Management.
Before joining CNS, Freund served as Director of Production at Atomic Weapon Establishment (AWE) Plc, with Lockheed Martin Space Systems. In that role, he had complete oversight responsibility for nuclear weapon production operations at AWE, which encompassed six technical centers dispersed across three different sites and overseeing a workforce of 1,250 production personnel.
Doug served for 35 years in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves where he held roles of increasing responsibility, including the management and execution of numerous complex civil and electrical engineering-related infrastructure projects. He served as the base civil engineer at Kirkuk, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom where he oversaw construction and maintenance operations at the base and other forward operating bases within Northern Iraq.
Doug holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado and a Master of Business Administration from Capella University. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Capella University studying leadership and continuous improvement. He is a certified Project Management Professional and a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.