Young is a senior executive who has had P&L responsibility in Global Fortune 500 Companies including Mondi, Avery Dennison, Sony, and Gillette. He has extensive experience in industrial manufacturing, materials, specialty chemicals, medical products, and the consumer packaging industries. Recently he was president of Mondi North America, with responsibility for their Consumer Products, Advanced Materials, and Industrial Bag Business Units and growth initiatives in South America. Young earned an MBA from Babson College and has a BA in Economics from Boston College. He is also a certified Green Belt in Design for Six Sigma. A member of Web's Board of Directors since 2014, he will retain his board seat as a management representative.
"All of Web's core markets are positioned for exceptional growth," says Pihl. "Appointing Kevin as vice president of Corporate Development allows us to leverage his Fortune 500 business experience to identify and implement business and operational changes that will improve our competitiveness and expand our reach across all of our markets. This is an important step for our company as we transition into the next tier of contract manufacturing service providers."
"I am extraordinarily excited to be appointed as Web's first VP of Corporate Development," says Young. "My experience on Web's Board of Directors has demonstrated to me that this is a fantastic company with a unique history and a singular dedication to the company's founding values. I'm looking forward to applying my passion for strategic thinking, building cross-functional teams, and nurturing people to help implement change and position Web for sustainable long-term growth."