Joe is a Sr. Technology Director for Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures – North America. He has successfully specified and deployed approximately $3B of technology solutions on some of Aramco’s most strategically important global projects. Mr. Thorp is the current Chairman of the American Petroleum Institute’s Committee on Refinery Equipment (CRE). He is Director of Oil & Gas Industry for the Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Society, Advisory Committee Member of Michigan State University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, ASME Fellow, and a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. He also holds an MBA in Finance from University of St. Thomas. He currently serves on the Board of several start-up companies, including: Seeq, NEXA3D, Xage Security, and Foghorn Systems; and previously served on the Board of Form Energy, Inc.