Department of Economics

Bret Young

  • Graduated: 1989
  • Field: Technology

Bret Young(opens in new window), who graduated with a BA in Economics in 1989, is a senior product manager with Fronius USA(opens in new window) in San Francisco, California. According to Fronius website, ““We are the technology leader and specialize in high quality solutions and processes ranging from robotics to manual welding.”

While at Chico State Bret was a member of the Rugby team. He was a sales manager with JDS Uniphase from 2000 – 2004. From 2006 to 2010 he served as global lead of key accounts and director of US sales for SMA America(opens in new window), a solar inverter manufacturer. In 2010 he left SMA to accept a position as national sales manager for SolarEdge, AMA America(opens in new window). After a year with SolarEdge, he moved on to be key accounts U.S. manager with KAKO(opens in new window), an inverter manufacturer. In 2012 he accepted a position as director of sales with North America with Samil Power where he worked until 2016 when he moved on to Huawei Fusion Solar(opens in new window). The following year Bret accept a job with Fronius USA where he currently works. (Last Updated 2/20/18)