Visionary leader of Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center intends to retire in 2020
Joe Meredith ’69, Ph.D. ’97 will retire in February 2020 and complete a 27-year run as president and CEO of the, during which time the research park grew significantly in size, influence, and economic impact.
Under Meredith’s leadership, the Corporate Research Center has grown to encompass more than 200 high-tech companies and research centers that employ more than 3,300 people in 36 buildings. The research center was named theand has won many other accolades during Meredith’s tenure.
The Corporate Research Center’s success has made it a model for other universities and for Virginia Tech itself. Building One @ Tech Center, the future home of the CRC-inspired Tech Center in Newport News, Virginia,. Virginia Tech is also using elements of the Corporate Research Center in developing the at National Landing in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area.
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