Houston Young's role on the Inclusion and Diversity team includes various internal and external initiatives, including representing Owens Corning in our global communities and will be responsible for leading initiatives like the Racial and Social Justice Initiative and the Inclusion & Diversity Council.
He joined Owens Corning as Director, Internal Audit, in 2018.
Prior to OC, he served as Director, Strategic Risk Management for General Motors. From 2004 through 2011, Mr. Young served two international assignments: Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at CAMI Automotive located in Ontario, Canada, and Global Finance Director - South America Product Development located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Upon returning to the US in 2011, Mr. Young served as Finance Director, Global Purchasing & Supply Chain.
His career at GM began in 1990 where he started as a Financial Analyst and held key managerial, director and analytical assignments in product development, pricing and incentives. He was promoted to Manager in 1997 and held various managerial roles including; Corporate Capital and being appointed Regional Finance Manager, Northeast Region based in Purchase NY.
Throughout his career, Houston has been a strong advocate for community service, volunteerism and supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives including Lead Talent Recruiter, Booth, Kellogg, National Association of Black Accountant, and National Black MBA Association. Currently, he serves as a Board Member, Cherry Street Mission, Toledo OH.
He holds bachelor's degrees in Aviation, MBA in Finance, both from The Ohio State University and a Strategic Decision & Risk Management (SDRM) certification from University of Texas at Austin.
Houston is originally from Elyria, Ohio. He is a follower of Jesus Christ, married to his wife Monique (25 years), and has five God-children.