J. Joseph Burgess

Operating Executive

Mr. Burgess currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of HMT, a Tailwind portfolio company. Mr. Burgess also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Loenbro and on the Board of Directors of Cumming.
Mr. Burgess has over 30 years of experience managing large scale infrastructure and environmental businesses across a wide variety of sectors. Most recently, Mr. Burgess served as Chief Executive Officer and President at Aegion Corporation (NASDAQ: AEGN), a global leader in infrastructure protection and maintenance. Prior to Aegion, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Water North America, a leading provider of water and wastewater services to municipal, federal and industrial customers.  Prior to that, Mr. Burgess served as Executive Vice President for water systems operations for Ogden Projects (later renamed Covanta Water), a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation that specialized in waste-to-energy projects for municipalities.
Mr. Burgess began his career at Monsanto Company.  Mr. Burgess received his bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from the University of Florida.