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McKinney Economic Development Corporation
Title: Director of BREP & Emerging Technology
John Valencia is Director of Business Retention Expansion and Emerging Technology for the McKinney Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). He brings experience in management, manufacturing, distribution, high-tech and international commerce to the organization. His knowledge of the McKinney business community gives him deep insight into local resources.
Before joining MEDC, John was employed at Primo Microphones for 27 years, holding positions as General Manager and Vice President, Director of Operations, Plant Manager and Director of Sales, Marketing and New Product Development. Primo sells, distributes and performs assembly services in microphones and small speakers for the telecom and audio industries.
John has served on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce, the McKinney Education Foundation and the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. He was honored as an Emeritus Trustee for the McKinney Education Foundation in 2008, named 2002 Outstanding Citizen of McKinney, and also named “21 for the 21st Century” in the class of 1999 by Inside Collin County Business.
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