Douglas Fregin was born in Canada. Cofounded Research In Motion with childhood friend and fellow billionaire Mike Lazaridis in 1984. Back in ranks thanks to loonie and 10% rise in value of RIM shares. The former vice president of operations retired from company 2007. Fregin was instrumental in designing the first circuit boards that were used in early versions of the company's wireless technology. He was also key in selecting the materials that are now standard in the BlackBerry.
Fregin acted as vice-president of operations until his retirement in 2007
Douglas Fregin is a Canadian businessman who co-founded BlackBerry Limited in 1984