Transferring from his senior leadership position in the U.S. Air Force, Swift brings to the Pond corporate office more than 25 years of demonstrated excellence, leading large and small teams of personnel in the planning, engineering and construction of military installations in the U.S., along with managing numerous construction projects throughout the Middle East.
For the last two years, he served as the Inspector General and director of compliance of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, focusing on safety and quality control projects. In this capacity, Swift created a new management organization, developed a self-inspection program for a 3,800-person staff and led the assessment of installation management functions at 78 active duty Air Force installations worldwide.
A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Swift planned, programmed, and led the completion of 165 construction projects valued at $140M across 49 locations in 11 countries throughout the Middle East, establishing and repairing air bases for operations.
It was this impressive background that brought Swift and Pond together.
Shaugn McReynolds, Pond’s vice president of quality stated, “Doug is an extremely skilled professional who will enhance the deliverables prepared for our customers through the leadership, drive and attention to detail he brings to the construction division. I am excited about the positive impact Doug will have on the team.”
Swift holds an MS in systems engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, and a BS in civil engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York.
Combining his military engineering experience and education, Swift is ready to refine the quality control program in Pond’s construction division and continue to drive excellence in customer service.
“The vision of Pond’s quality control program is to maintain independent and objective quality control, worldwide, and to promote effectiveness and efficiency in meeting customer expectations and project requirements,” Swift explained. “My belief is that a consistent, thorough and transparent approach to quality not only ensures we exceed our client’s expectations, but it also prevents rework, mismanagement and waste in the process.”