Centauri Promotes Brian Young to Space Control Programs VP

Jeff Brody
Brian Young

Brian Young, a more than two-decade aerospace engineering professional, has been promoted to vice president of space control programs at Chantilly, Va.-based government contractor Centauri.

Young will oversee programs that will focus on providing multidomain operations and integration support to Department of Defense clients, the company said Wednesday.

He most recently served as director of space control programs and led engineering and software development teams focused on space-related research and development work for the U.S. Air Force. He also helped expand space control business operations in Hawaii, Colorado and California during his tenure.

Before he joined Centauri in July 2017, Young worked at Integrity Applications Inc. as principal system engineer for two years.

He also held various leadership roles at USAF such as director of operations at Air Force Space Command from 2011 to 2012.

Wes Freiwald, senior VP of Centauri's space superiority and missile defense segment, said the move gives Young the opportunity help grow an R&D-focused unit into an organization that supports space management  efforts.

The promotion comes nearly two months after Centauri acquired Hunstville, Ala.-based Kord Technologies to expand the former's hypersonics and directed-energy portfolio.

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