Vice President of Global Innovation
TOPIC: Revolutionizing the compact equipment industry: myths, realities, and possibilities
The compact equipment industry has seen impressive advancements in recent years as emerging technologies transform how OEMs engineer equipment to be smarter and perform more efficiently. Bobcat Vice President of Global Innovation Joel Honeyman will share how connectivity, electrification and autonomy are driving equipment advancements. During this session, Honeyman will debunk common misconceptions and ignite curiosity about the benefits these innovative advancements offer to equipment owners and operators. Through these transformative developments across equipment lineups, operators can be empowered to accomplish more – with an emphasis on power, performance and sustainability.
Joel is responsible for driving a culture of innovation, partnering with leading global technology firms and demonstrating the value of applying advanced technologies to current and new products, processes and services.
Alongside the global innovation team he leads, Joel focuses on “connecting the dots” of emerging technologies to create new solutions to address customers’ toughest challenges to lead the industry forward.
Under Joel’s leadership, Bobcat Company was recognized as a winner and received multiple honours by Fast Company’s 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards and named a CES® 2022 Innovation Awards honoree in the Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation and Smart Cities categories. Through these innovations, Doosan Bobcat is empowering people to accomplish more and in more sustainable ways.
Since joining the company in 1997, Joel has held a variety of roles. Prior to his current position, Joel served as vice president of North American sales for nearly 10 years. He also served within the sales training group, working with customers and dealers, including roles as a national accounts manager and regional sales manager.
Joel holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from North Dakota State University in Fargo.
Joel is actively involved in organizations in support of the manufacturing and compact equipment industries, as well as STEM education. He also serves as a frequent guest, speaker and panellist with news outlets and innovation and industry events.