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John Alan Young

John Alan Young, American electronics company executive.


  • Young, John Alan was born on April 24, 1932 in Nampa, Idaho, United States. Son of Lloyd Arthur and Karen Eliza (Miller) Young.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Oregon State University, 1953. Master of Business Administration, Stanford University, 1958.


    • Various marketing and finance positions Hewlett Packard Company Inc., Palo Alto, California, 1958-1963, general manager microwave division, 1963-1968, vice president electronic products group, 1968-1974, executive vice president, 1974-1977, chief operating officer, 1977-1978, president, 1977-1992, Chief Executive Officer, 1978-1992. Retired, 1992

      Board directors ChevronTexaco Corporation, Agere Systems, Affymetrix, Inc., Ciphergen, Lucent Technologies, Perlegen, Fluidigm.


    Chairman annual fund Stanford University, 1966-1973, national chairman corporation gifts, 1973-1977, member advisory council Graduate School Business, 1967-1973, 75-80, University trustee, 1977-1987. Board directors Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition, 1971-1980, co-chairman, 1983-1985. Chairman President's Commission on Industrial Competitiveness, 1983-1985, National Junior Achievement, 1983-1984.

    President Foundation for Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Member Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations, 1988-1992. With United States Air Force, 1954-1956.

    Member National Academy Engineering, Council on Competitiveness (founder, founding chair computer systems policy project 1986), Business Council (co-chair president committee of advisors on science & technical 1993-2001).


    • Married Rosemary Murray, August 1, 1954. Children: Gregory, Peter, Diana.
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    Born April 24, 1932
    • 1953
      Oregon State University
    • 1958
      Stanford University
    • 1958 - 1963
      Various marketing and finance positions Hewlett Packard Company Incorporated
      Palo Alto, California, United States
    • 1977 - 1978
      Various marketing and finance positions Hewlett Packard Company Incorporated
    • 1992
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