Dr. Joe Meredith has been the President and CEO of the Virginia Tech
Corporate Research Center (VTCRC) in Blacksburg, Virginia since 1993.
The VTCRC consists of over 180 high-technology companies and research
centers that employ over 3,000 people in 33 buildings totaling over 1
million square feet of space. The research park was most recently a
winner of the 2016 'Best University Research Parks in the South by
Southern Business & Development magazine.
In addition to managing
the operations, Dr. Meredith facilitates technology transfer from the
university, increases the level of sponsored research, and markets the
VTCRC to prospective clients. Previously, Dr. Meredith held a variety of
management positions for a major defense contractor in research and
development, engineering, data processing, integrated logistics support,
and marketing. He also is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management
College's Program Management Course.
Dr. Meredith is active with
numerous boards and has received many awards to include the Professional
Leadership Award, named “Business Person of the Year, the Roanoke -
Blacksburg Technology Council's Leadership Award. Dr. Meredith is a
former adjunct professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering
Department at the university.