Fred Hees, Chief Executive Officer
Fred Hees founded Battle Born Munitions in 2013 along with Amer Smailbegovic, bringing more than 30 years of public and private company leadership and executive management experience to his role with the company. Fred manages corporate direction and strategy at BBM, facilitating company activity in consulting, sales, marketing, alliances and channels. Since starting BBM, Hees has worked to share BBM’s strategy and vision with customers, partners, shareholders, and manufacturers.
Dr. Amer Smailbegovic, Chief Operations Officer
Dr. Amer Smailbegovic founded Battle Born Munitions in 2013 along with Fred Hees, bringing more than 20 years of science and engineering technical innovation and project management experience to his role with the company. He manages corporate operations, advisory and government affairs at BBM, facilitating company activity in consulting, sales, marketing, alliances and channels.
Meir Gahtan, Director Of International Business
Meir Gahtan joined Battle Born Munitions in 2015 bringing more than 30 years senior military officer experience after retiring as a Brigadier General from the Israeli Defense Force. He serves as the primary contact and liaison to NATO, Turkey and Israeli government agencies, facilitating company activity in POL/MIL operations, alliances and specialized channels.
General Alfred Valenzuela, Member Of The Board
General Valenzuela joined the board of Battle Born Munitions Inc., in June 0f 2015 and serves as a member of the Risk Committee. Major General Freddie Valenzuela served thirty-three years in the US Army and was highly decorated for heroism and valor. He served in three Combat Corps and six Infantry Divisions all over the world including Peru, Korea, Colombia, Turkey, Haiti, Kuwait, Grenada, Panama, Germany, El Salvador, and Somalia, as well as numerous years in interagency assignments. He commanded in the Cold War and Gulf War eras, and was awarded the two highest peacetime awards upon retirement, the Defense & Army Distinguished Service Medals.
Mr. William R. Brown, Director Business Development And Logistics Planning
Mr. William Brown joined Battle Born Munitions in 2015 after retiring from a distinguished 32-year military career in the US Army, CW5 (RET). Currently, he serves as Director Business Development and Logistics Planning for Battle Born Munitions Inc. of Reno, Nevada. He serves as the primary business development director and liaison to federal and other government agencies, facilitating company activity in POL/MIL operations, alliances and specialized channels. In addition to business-related actions, Bill is tenured in the Washington D.C. community and has extensive relationships with many embassy teams from foreign countries is the Washington D.C. area.
Jay Migone, Vice President International Strategy
Jay Migone joined Battle Born Munitions in 2015 after retiring from a distinguished 30-year military career in the US Army, Colonel (RET). Currently, he serves as Vice President of International Strategy for Battle Born Munitions Inc. of Reno, Nevada where he advises on global governmental and civilian business opportunities.
Robert Brownsword, Vice President Air Defense Systems
Rob joined Battle Born Munitions in 2015, he has over 20 years of combined military and DoD experience. Robert has spent the last several years doing business entry operations and business development in Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia. Robert lives in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where he develops secured logistics in Latin America.