John Forte has been named president and chief executive officer of the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC), effective Dec. 1, 2020. In his role, Forte will guide strategic growth and development while maintaining the foundation of excellence and by working closely with Virginia Tech’s Office for Research and Innovation and reporting to the corporation’s board of directors.

“I look forward to working with John and the board to explore how we can collectively continue to strengthen the corporation’s portfolio and deepen its connections to Virginia Tech’s broader research enterprise,” said Dan Sui, who joined Virginia Tech in November as the vice president of research and innovation. Sui will also be joining the corporation’s board of directors.

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