John Hagwood is a Regional Growth Manager and Rural Supply Chain Growth Program Manager supporting GENEDGE engagements with a primary focus on clients in southside Virginia region. As Regional Growth Manager, John assists the southside region of manufacturing and industry with their wants, needs and strategic goals. John brings over 20 years of experience in manufacturing mostly from the IBM Corporation. While at IBM’s System and Technology Group, he focused on the design, development, and manufacture of semiconductor chips for a variety of applications. His work experience includes market research, business plan development, project management, statistical data analysis, and continuous improvement. John earned his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Old Dominion University, and an MBA focused in Strategy and Operations from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is based in Martinsville and joined GENEDGE in January 2017.