Bill Donohue is the President and Executive Director of GENEDGE. He leads a regionally deployed network of Regional Growth Managers and Practice Managers committed to accelerating growth in technology and industrial clusters and businesses, thereby growing Virginia’s GDP while helping to retain and create quality jobs. His organizational leadership drives and supports GENEDGE’s mission to be Virginia’s best public resource to help manufacturing and industry innovate, compete, and grow.
Bill’s industrial career began in the engineered materials business unit at GE Plastics and Silicones where he managed a global investment and technology program resulting in annual revenues of $2.5 Billion. Just prior to joining GENEDGE, he successfully completed the general management level strategic start up, expansion and turnaround assignments for Fortune 500 companies primarily in the sealants, packaging, pressure sensitive adhesive, and electronic films businesses.
He is a chemical engineering graduate from the University of Rochester with later completion of the GE Management Development Program. In addition, he is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and a member of various professional organizations both regionally and nationally.
Outside of GENEDGE, Bill cherishes time at home with his wife Pamela and their much loved golden doodle dogs – including visits from their adult children and grandchildren. When rare time allows, he might be found: golfing, gardening, collecting art, and cheering for Virginia Tech football.