A Recognized Leader in Developing and Driving Technology Solutions for the Industrial Plant Market

Joel Hurt, Jr.

Joel Hurt, Jr.

“In every plant, regardless of the industry, there is one overarching goal: to optimize safety while achieving
better results and greater efficiencies.
Having the right technology is key.”

Joel Hurt, Jr., Vice President – Industrial Plant Solutions at Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, leads a team of subject matter experts responsible for and specializing in technology solutions for the industrial plant industry. Joel has been a global leader in developing and driving laser scanning technology for over 15 years. Prior to his position with Leica Geosystems, Joel was the president and COO of VisiImage, also specializing in laser technology. Additionally, Joel worked for more than 20 years in the engineering design industry, executing key roles with major engineering companies such as Bechtel, Raytheon and Jacobs Engineering on projects around the world.

Joel has been published in magazines such as Tanks & Terminals Magazine, Tank News International and Storage Terminals Magazine. A polished public speaker, he has given presentations and led panel discussions at events such as NISTM, Operational Excellence and HxGN LIVE. A mechanical engineer with a bachelor’s degree from Texas Southern University, Joel brings a vast amount of practical real-world field experience as well as visionary insight to his role as a leading-edge technological innovator.