Joe Short New Starke County I.T. Director

Bob Smith (L) and Joe Short

A 1998 graduate of Knox Community High School is the new Starke County I.T. Director. Joe Short was recommended to the Commissioners by a committee assembled to select a successor to Bob Smith.

Short has literally been all over the world. He worked for the last 11 1/2 years at S.S.D. Control Technology in South Bend, commuting from Starke County. But once at work, it was hard telling where he would go to troubleshoot.

Traveling the world can sometimes get tiresome. He was asked why he applied for the position.

“Not having to travel to China was a huge plus. I was in China three or four times last year,” he said. “I’ve been all over the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Europe, and Asia. I just wanted to be more local.”

Short will be working with Bob Smith to be brought up-to-date before taking over August 1st.