Jerry Younghanse

Title: Vice President
Company: Michael Blades and Associates Ltd.
Location: Herndon, Virginia, United States

Jerry Younghanse, Vice President at Michael Blades and Associates Ltd, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in elevator systems.

With unparalleled expertise in elevator construction, Mr. Younghanse lends more than four decades of industry experience to his role as the vice president of Michael Blades and Associates Ltd. in Washington, D.C. Having occupied this role since 2020, he routinely works with architects, engineers and owners to plan, design and write construction documents. Mr. Younghanse previously served the company as a senior consultant and maintained involvement in a similar capacity for Lerch Bates and Associates Inc. in Maryland between 1999 and 2017.

Prior to his work in consultation, Mr. Younghanse found success as a manager for the American division of ThyssenKrupp, an elevator manufacturer, from 1998 to 1999. Additionally, he excelled as a sales representative for the Dover Elevator Company between 1989 and 1998, where he initially became involved in the field in 1981. Since entering the workforce, Mr. Younghanse credits his success to his determination and will to succeed on behalf of others.

Mr. Younghanse’s exemplary performance in the field was born from his academic journey. He attended the University of Memphis, from which he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1981. Following this accomplishment, Mr. Younghanse became certified in his industry as an elevator inspector by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2000.

Looking toward the future, Mr. Younghanse hopes to soon retire, though he remains open to the possibility of staying active in the field as a mentor to others. He has long lived by his own personal creed, which is to make people happy and serve as an educator to others.

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