Diane Thomas

International Trade Manager | Southwest Region
DThomas@YesVirginia.org | Phone: (276) 623-1536 | Fax: (276) 623-1542
16325 Taylor Place, Suite 300 | Abingdon, Virginia 24211

Diane is an International Trade Manager for VEDP – International Trade and is responsible for the Southwest Virginia office located in Abingdon. With over 30 years in the international arena, she provides export counseling to her client base including American Mine Research, Ceramic Technology, Moog Components, and The Turman Group. As an expert in international market research, entry strategies, export regulations and compliance, shipping issues and finance options, she regularly conducts export seminars and workshops.

Diane became an International Trade Manager in 2003 after a successful career with Bristol Compressors, one of the largest exporters in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A graduate of Virginia Intermont College with a B.A. in Business Management, Diane continued postgraduate studies at East Tennessee State University. In 2005, she was recognized as one of the “25 Women of Influence” by the Business Journal of Tri Cities Tennesse/Virginia.