Federal Contractors | Technology 2023: DELBERT PARKS
VICE PRESIDENT OF FRONTEND MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS AND SITE EXECUTIVE, MICRON TECHNOLOGY VIRGINIA, MICRON TECHNOLOGY, MANASSAS
In 2021, Parks joined Micron as site executive for its Manassas manufacturing lab. The facility’s 2019 expansion remains the largest economic deal in state history, with more than $3 billion in investments and 1,000 new hires planned by 2030.
Parks worked as an electrician during high school before earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics and mathematics from Stephen F. Austin State University. He began his career at Philips Electronics before moving to Texas Instruments in 2004. There, he rose through the ranks to become site manager for multiple factories.
Parks serves on the boards of the George Mason University Foundation and the Northern Virginia Technology Council. In summer 2022, Gov. Glenn Youngkin reappointed him to the board of visitors at Norfolk State University, where Micron opened a 6,000-square-foot clean room in fall 2021.
The Idaho-based semiconductor manufacturer reported $30.8 billion in fiscal 2022 revenue. In July, Micron officials joined Gov. Glenn Youngkin, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Tech President Tim Sands and other partners to sign a memorandum of understanding launching the Virginia Alliance for Semiconductor Technology to develop talent and establish manufacturing and research facilities.