Young joined Apex as vice president of operations in 2015 and was tasked with optimizing Apex’s essential business functions during a period of high and sustained execution.
“Ken’s substantial industry experience has proven an invaluable asset to the Apex team,” said Mark Goodwin, president and CEO of Apex. “His expanded leadership role over business operations signifies strong success for Apex’s project portfolio in the coming years.”
Young now leads the Apex team in its execution of core business operations with the purpose of delivering world-class renewable energy projects. He holds responsibility for the development, engineering and construction, asset management, and direct support departments.
“I am both humbled and energized by this opportunity to support our business and our people in a more meaningful way,” said Young. “I look forward to continuing Apex’s current momentum in executing the company’s vision and strategy.”
Prior to joining Apex, Young worked for Vestas Wind Systems as a chief program manager, overseeing technology support throughout the Americas. He also spent several years leading asset management, operations, and other functions at two start-up renewable energy companies.
Young is a former U.S. Army infantry officer; he served in Europe and as part of the Old Guard, the army’s premier ceremonial unit, in Arlington, Virginia. He holds a bachelor of science in political science and systems engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a master of business administration from the University of Notre Dame.