James E. Smith

James E. Smith

Regional Growth Manager
(540) 315-5081


Virginia Tech Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) (0118)
1145 Perry Street, Virginia Tech
Durham Hall, Room 250
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061


James Smith is a Regional Growth Manager operating from GENEDGE’s satellite office located in the Virginia Tech Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) in Blacksburg, Virginia.

With over 25 years of industry experience, James brings proven expertise in product design, quality management, and custom workforce enhancement solutions. He earned his BS in Management and Leadership from Bluefield College, and has considerable education in Manufacturing Technology with a focus in Electronics from East Carolina University. He is certified through the Siemens Technik Akademie of Berlin, Germany to teach the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program, and to assess program graduates. Most recently James served as Workforce Development Program Manager at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke.

Outside of GENEDGE, James has membership affiliations with various regional organizations including chambers of commerce, city planning commissions, and higher education boards. He currently resides in Roanoke, Virginia.