With more than 33 years experience in metallurgy and quality roles for Alcoa / Arconic, Kent Young is skilled at assisting clients to not only exceed quality requirements, but to truly become quality leaders in their respective industries. Kent provides the insights, coaching and expertise to ensure clients successfully pass audits and receive the necessary certifications to continue operating with optimal profitability.
He has developed quality systems from the ground up and implemented quality certifications that opened new opportunities for his company in the automotive industry. He possesses extensive metallurgical knowledge, specifically as it relates to aerospace products and processing, and his breadth of expertise includes casting, rolling and heat treatment.
Kent’s core competencies include:
Quality System Design, Deployment and Auditing
Heat Treatable Aluminum Sheet and Plate fabrication – emphasis on Aerospace
Quality Leadership and Coaching
Multi-Site and Cross Functional Quality Deployment
Molten Metal Treatment
However, Kent’s true strengths lie in his ability to build consensus among and facilitate the great work of the quality managers tasked with implementing the systems he works to optimize.
When Kent is not facilitating improved quality work and coaching quality personnel on behalf of his clients, he loves spending time with his wife, Sheila, of 37 years, and their 7 grandchildren. Kent also volunteers with a local bicycle shop, mentoring innercity youth, and enjoys woodworking.