Executive Biographies

Jim Schmidt

Senior Vice President of Product and Customer Operations

Jim Schmidt, Senior Vice President of Product and Customer Operations, has built an impressive resume while working in the elections industry over the last 28 years. Mr. Schmidt started out as an electronic technician — building, installing, and supporting ES&S voting systems across the United States. He traveled the globe representing ES&S as a Sales Engineer and Director of Manufacturing in 1998, transitioning ten years later to Vice President of Manufacturing and Hardware Engineering. In 2011, Jim was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations.  

During Mr. Schmidt’s tenure with ES&S, he has managed contract negotiations, hardware engineering, and materials management, along with domestic and international manufacturing. 

Today, Mr. Schmidt leads the Product and Customer Operations Group, which encompasses hardware engineering, manufacturing, materials management, field services, depot repair, account management, training and resource coordination.

Mr. Schmidt has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration of Technical Studies from Bellevue University, and an Associates of Applied Science in Electronics.


*In 2012, Mr. Schmidt earned the coveted Chairman’s Award for outstanding leadership and exemplary performance. This is ES&S’ highest honor.