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John A. Young

Hewlett-Packard Company

1978 - 1992

Computers & Electronics

Military ServiceAir Force
1970 b. 1932
UndergraduateOregon State University
GraduateMBA, Stanford University
BirthplaceIdaho (ID)
FatherLaborer, Skilled
Era - 1970

Marking the exit of H-P founders Bill Hewlett and David Packard, Young’s rise to CEO came at a time when H-P was enjoying a resurgence of growth. Under Young’s leadership, H-P continued the success of the HP-3000 computer, which was popular with manufacturing plants, and began producing an innovative line of personal computers. The company also continued to revolutionize the printing market, introducing laser printers that used microprocessors.