Joe Hirl is a 25+ year energy executive with extensive experience in software development, building technologies, energy risk management, business development, and power plant operations in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. He recently sold his energy data analytics company, Agilis Energy, to Trane and is now responsible for Trane’s North American Digital & Energy Services.
Prior to Agilis Energy, Joe was Senior Vice President at Progress Energy and responsible for all unregulated energy marketing & trading and merchant asset positions. Before Progress, he was Managing Director and Country Manager for three separate Enron trading businesses in Scandinavia, Australia and Japan. Joe began his career as a US Navy Nuclear Power officer where he was responsible for the operation, maintenance and supervision of shipboard nuclear reactors.
Joe received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, Operational Certification as a Nuclear Engineer from the US Department of Energy’s Naval Reactors and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Joe is the inventor of US Patent No. 8,583,531, Decision Support System for the Management of Energy Use, Contracting and Capital Investments for Facilities.