Appointment of John A. Young as a Member of the President's Commission on Industrial Competitiveness, and Designation as Chairman
The President today announced his intention to appoint John A. Young to be a member of the President's Commission on Industrial Competitiveness. Upon appointment, the President also intends to designate Mr. Young as Chairman.
Mr. Young has been with Hewlett-Packard since 1958, serving as microwave division general manager (1963-1968); vice president (1968-1974); executive vice president (1974-1977); and president and chief operating officer (since 1977). He was elected to the company's board of directors and executive committee in 1974 and was elected chief executive officer in 1978. Additionally, he is a director of the Wells Fargo Bank, Wells Fargo & Co., and SRI International. He is cochairman of the Western Technical Manpower Council, a member of the Business Council, the Business Roundtable, the executive committee of Machinery and Allied Products Institute (MAPI), and a member of the National Industrial Advisory Council of the Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC).
Mr. Young graduated from Oregon State University (B.S., 1953) and Stanford University (M.B.A., 1958). He resides in Portola, Calif., and was born April 24, 1932, in Nampa, Idaho.
Ronald Reagan, Appointment of John A. Young as a Member of the President's Commission on Industrial Competitiveness, and Designation as Chairman Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/263209