ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CAES (Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions), a leading provider of mission critical electronic solutions for aerospace and defense, today announced the appointment of David Young as its chief technology officer. In this role, David will work with the four operating divisions on the overall technical roadmap and related business strategies for the company, pioneer advanced research and early prototyping, strengthen technical interchanges on strategic programs with our customers and lead our new business efforts.
“David is a great addition to the CAES team,” said Mike Kahn, president and CEO, CAES. “As an accomplished aerospace and defense industry veteran, David’s technology and business strategy expertise and acumen will be instrumental in helping CAES deliver on next generation solutions that both anticipate and address our customers’ challenging needs for their missions.”
David has recently served as Vice President of Advanced Program Development at Lockheed Martin Space in Colorado, where led a diverse team to deliver numerous technology innovations and development programs. Previously, David served as the sector VP of BD & Strategy at Northrop Grumman. Over 12 years at Northrop Grumman he held a variety of senior business development, strategy and engineering management roles across many DOD and NASA programs.
“CAES has a long and storied history with many notable technological achievements in aerospace and defense,” said David Young, Chief Technology Officer of CAES. “I am extremely excited to join the company as it enters a new chapter and help pioneer the company’s future growth and development.”
David holds a Doctorate in Philosophy in aerospace engineering and Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He also received Bachelor of Science degrees in both aeronautical engineering and physics with a minor in mathematics from Clarkson University. During his career, David has received numerous awards and recognitions such as a National Science Foundation Fellowship, NASA Group Achievement Award and two Scientific Notable Achievements from the Air Force Research Laboratory.
CAES is the largest provider of analog and radiation hardened technology for the United States aerospace and defense industry. With a broad portfolio of off-the-shelf and customized RF, microwave and high reliability microelectronic products and subsystems, CAES offers a complete range of solutions for the entire signal chain from aperture to digital conversion. www.cobhamaes.com