VIC Technology Venture Development in Fayetteville has named James “Jamie” Rogers to its board of directors.
Rogers has more than 20 years of business experience, including 16 at TXI, formerly Texas Industries of Dallas, where he served as chief operating officer from 2011 to 2014. In that role he managed 1,800 employees and oversaw assets of $1 billion in 100 locations and six states, according to a VIC press release. He was a key member of the senior executive team during and after a merger with Martin Marietta Materials.
Before that, he was vice president for consumer products, responsible for commercial and retail business lines representing $350 million in annual revenue. His first position with the company was a general manager of resource recovery, during which time TXI won several U.S. Environmental Protections Agency awards for environmental leadership in industry, according to the release.
“We are excited to have Jamie join the VIC board,” Calvin Goforth, CEO and chairman, said in the release. “He is a highly accomplished business executive with a broad range of experience directly relevant to VIC as we continue to rapidly expand. Jamie also has an exceptional business relationship network, especially in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, which is a strategic expansion area for VIC.”
VIC, located in the Arkansas Research & Technology Park, works to form businesses that commercialize science- and engineering-based technology.
“VIC has created a unique and scalable model to leverage technology across a range of industries and markets,” Rogers said in the statement. “I am thrilled to join their board at this exciting point in their development.”
Rogers serves on several company and nonprofit boards and is a member of the North Texas Angel Network.