"Many people associate me with airplanes. I’m an instrument rated pilot with a passion for flying with my wife and family. Flying is perfect for an engineering mind. It requires great attention to detail, understanding of physics and mechanical systems, and an astute mind for planning. Certainly there is a rush when you fly over the Georgia Mountains, take off over the beach in Gulf Shores, or make a tight landing in a small grass strip overlooking a beautiful lake in Arkansas. Above all, the greatest part is when you close that cockpit door and there is only one thing on your mind - the present. There is no room for worrying about the stressors of yesterday or concerns for tomorrow. It is on of the few times in life where I am forced to simply enjoy the moment."

Joshua Jones, PE, PMP

Energy Services

(501) 400-1133

What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work and the contribution you can make?

I am most passionate about making data driven decisions and team building. I believe the people and small teams within Cromwell are the backbone of our company. A company will never succeed without ever improving teams striving for excellence and excited about their work. I also believe a team cannot make improvements unless they have the right information. Gathering information and making it meaningful to improve our teamwork is something I am excited about.

What is your favorite quote?

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt

Very few people know that I:

Many people knew that I was a life guard in the Boy Scouts and around neighborhood pools as a teenager. Very few people know that I joined the lifeguard training program because I had a strong fear of drowning and was not a confident swimmer. I knew a week of all day pool time and a mile swim every morning before breakfast would help my fears if I could survive.

What was your first job?

Umpire for Cal Ripken baseball league

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I had a great dentist growing up, and had seriously thought about being a dentist. We would sometimes spend time in his shop where he would show me how he made dentures. He let me make my mouth guards for sports. Once high school came along, my passion for Engineering took over.

What was the last thing you wasted your money on?

Dog toys. Lets be honest, if they made dollar bills a bit larger and more durable I'd just save a trip to the store.

What is your favorite local place to take visiting friends or relatives?

My favorite local place is Flatside Pinnacle. This is not to be confused with Pinnacle Mountain. I enjoy showing off Arkansas' natural beauty.

What is your most unusual possession?

Arrow heads and a 0.58 Cal bullet from the civil war which my dad found in his youth while camping in Arkansas.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

"Don't do anything stupid today". -Dad. This was my daily reminder in my younger years right before my dad would drop me off at school.