Dean Young

Dean Young

Vice President, Industrial Development
(804) 801-6000


720 Moorefield Park Drive, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23236

Current Position

Vice President, Industrial Development


An experienced leader, teacher, consultant and coach with a proven history of integrating innovative, collaborative, and systemic approaches with facilitation and leadership skills to lead strategically aligned change that measurably improves performance and provides value.


Program Management • Growth Acceleration Services • Leading Organizational Change • Values Based Strategy Development • Operational Excellence • Performance Measurement and Management • Strategic Portfolio Management • Organization Development • Theory of Constraints Management • Lean Six Sigma Implementation • Lean Supply Chain Management • Process Design and Automation • Project Management

Major Clients Served

Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment, PEO Aircraft Carriers, US Coast Guard Yard, American Red Cross, UNICOR, Newport News Ship Building


BS Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, Virginia Tech

Specialized Certifications & Memberships

  • Certified as a NIST MEP LEAN instructor in Lean Principles, Value Stream Mapping and Lean Supply Chain Logistics
  • Certified as a Jonah in the Theory of Constraint
  • Certified LSS Black Belt by Virginia Tech and American Society for Quality/Department of Navy
  • Certified Master Black Belt by United States Marine Corps
  • Certified Senior Lead Instructor for LSS Black Belt and Green Belt by US Marine Corps
  • Certified Balanced Scorecard Practitioner by Balanced Scorecard Institute

Related Experience

  • Industrial Experience 30 years total:
    • Program Manager – Domestic Markets Expansion Program
    • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – United States Marine Corps
    • Project Manager – VPMEP
    • Partner – Young Consulting, LLC
    • Senior Project Manager – Capital One Financial Corp.
    • Director of Operations Services – Maxxim Medical
    • Operations Manager – General Medical Corp.
    • Supervisor of Operations – General Medical Mfg Co.
    • Inventory Manager – Weidmuller Inc.
  • Purchasing Agent/Production Planner – Rego Company of Elon College, NC