Brian Young

Vice President and Product Line General Manager, UGVs

Brian Young

Brian has served as the Vice President of Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) at AV since March 2021. Brian is accountable for the strategic direction, financial performance, and operations of AV’s UGV business.

Prior to his current role, Brian held positions of increasing responsibility since joining the company in 2012, including management of the Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS) business from 2019 to 2020. Brian joined AV as a Senior Program Manager supporting the small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) business segment and through 2015 managed the Puma product line, expanding its capabilities while driving significant domestic and international growth. Starting in 2015, as the first small UAS Product Line Director, Brian managed product strategy and the investment portfolio for AV’s family of small UAS, including Puma, Raven, Wasp, and other unmanned aircraft.

He says AV is a great place to work because:

“AV is a great place to work because we are built upon the idea that truly innovative solutions are hard to discover and even harder to deliver, but nothing will stop us from trying, learning, and improving until we succeed.”

Prior to joining AV, Brian spent 9 years at Lockheed Martin managing SUAS and Sea-based Missile Defense programs while participating in the company’s Engineering Leadership Development Program. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University and a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications and Network Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.