Joe W. Meredith
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.