The Honorable Joe T. May is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer, for EIT, LLC, the company he founded in 1977. Joe, an Electrical Engineering graduate of Virginia Tech and a Professional Engineer, has an extensive background in circuit and instrumentation design. He holds 28 patents in areas ranging from measurement of gasoline octane rating to measurement of ultra-violet energy used in industrial applications. Recently he was granted two patents in the area of helicopter instrumentation, and he has three more patent applications pending.
Joe has authored and presented numerous technical papers, nationally and internationally, on a variety of technical topics. He has been an active participant in numerous STEM programs at the high school and university levels.
Joe served 20 years as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, where he chaired the Science and Technology Committee and the House Transportation Committee. He also chaired the Joint Commission on Technology and Science. Among the countless awards he has received, Joe was presented with Virginia’s “Lifetime Achievement Award for Industry” in 1996, was named Greater Washington Area Engineer of the Year in 2001 and was inducted into the Virginia Tech Academy of Engineering Excellence in 2009. He was awarded the Loudoun Laurels Laureate medal in 2010 and received the Greater Washington Innovation Award in 2015.
Joe’s hobbies include gardening and researching the deaths of soldiers from his home area who died in WWII. He has written and presented sixteen biographies which document the service and stories of these young men.
Joe and his wife Bobby live in Leesburg. They have two daughters, Dr. Susan M. Pederson and Elaine M. Attridge.
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