Joe Vogt is currently Plant Manager at the Winder, GA facility of Solvay, a global chemical manufacturer. He has been an employee of Solvay and its predecessors for 36 years, and has been involved in manufacturing during his entire tenure.
He came to Barrow County, GA in 2005, and has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce during 2012, and is currently the Chairman of the Workforce Development Committee for the Chamber, serving in this capacity for the past 6 years. He has been a Rotarian since 2005, and has served as President and Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Winder. Mr. Vogt also serves on the Board of Directors for Piedmont CASA, United Way of Northeast Georgia, Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology, and the YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont. He was appointed by Governor Deal to the Board of Directors for the State Workforce Development Board in 2011, and currently serves on its Executive Board. He is currently Board Chair for the Local Workforce Development for the Northeast Georgia region.
Mr. Vogt earned a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisville in 1980. He and his wife, Teresa Hoskins, who is also a Chemical Engineer, reside in Buford, GA, and have three children, Melissa, who has graduated from Berry College with a BS in Biochemistry and currently attends Medical School at Virginia Tech; David, who graduated from Furman University and is pursuing his PhD at Emory in Chemistry; and Katie, who attends the University of Dayton and is studying Chemical Engineering.