YESCO announces executive leadership transition
Salt Lake City — YESCO, the 101-year-old company known for creating, repairing, and maintaining internationally recognizable signs, announces a transition in leadership, effectively immediately. Fourth-generation family members Ryan, Joshua, and Nathan Young have been named to the Young Electric Sign Company board of directors. In addition, Ryan Young has been named president and chief executive officer of Young Electric Sign Company, the parent company of YESCO, while Joshua Young has been appointed president of YESCO Custom Signs and YESCO Sign and Lighting Service.
“I was bolstered early in my career with the confidence my father had in me to carry this business forward. I have just as much confidence in the fourth generation to meet the opportunities that await this great organization,” says Thomas Young, Jr., second-generation family member and chairman of the board directors, Young Electric Sign Company.
Prior to his appointment as president and CEO, Ryan Young served as regional vice president of the Rocky Mountain region, where he managed the Salt Lake City facility as well as seven satellite sales and service offices throughout Colorado, Utah, Montana, Northern Nevada, and Idaho. He joined the company in 1996. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah.
Ryan Young replaces Michael Young, president and CEO for the past 33 years. Michael will continue to be active in the company’s day-to-day activities and will assume the role of executive chairman of the board.
Joshua Young previously served as president of YESCO Franchising, which operates across the US and Canada. Joshua began his career working in fabrication and then became an account executive for YESCO Outdoor Media. Young proved instrumental in organizing and launching the YESCO Franchise business in 2011. Joshua Young holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Westminster College and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah.
Stephen Jones, who held the role of president of YESCO Custom Signs and YESCO Sign and Lighting Service for seven years, will now assume the role of SVP of YESCO Sign and Lighting Service.
Sam Fisher, who served previously as franchise development manager, will assume a new position as SVP of YESCO Franchising.
Thomas Young, Jr. retains his role as chairman of the board of directors, while Paul Young and Jeff Young continue to serve on the board and as EVPs.
YESCO specializes in the manufacture of custom electric signs, sign maintenance and out-of-home advertising. In addition, YESCO operates sign and lighting service repair stores throughout North America as well as a sign financing business. Thomas Young founded the company in 1920. Today, helmed by the second, third and fourth generations of the founder’s family, YESCO creates, services and maintains award-winning displays for some of the most prestigious brands. For more information, go to www.YESCO.com.