Our Management Team
Senior Vice President of Operations
Jim Schmidt, Senior Vice President of 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 Product & Customer 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, and the Election Operations Group, all of which encompass hardware engineering, manufacturing, materials management, field services, depot repair, account management, training, resource coordination, election event-based services including programming, pollbook, Ballot On Demand systems, technical support and ballot printing.
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.