Joel Spring Promoted to Billings Survey MGOL
After 30 years with Morrison-Maierle, Joel Spring has been promoted as the new Billings Survey Market Group Office Leader. Joel is an MSU Bozeman graduate and has had a long and successful track record at Morrison-Maierle. We are excited to have him fill this role as the next step in his career.
We did a short Q&A session with Joel to hear about his time at Morrison-Maierle.
What roles have you had at Morrison-Maierle?
I started as a rear chainman then progressed to rodman, party chief, and now MGOL of the Billings Survey department.
What are a couple of projects you have really enjoyed while working here?
In the summer of 2011, the ExxonMobil pipeline that runs from Silvertip to Billings had its pipe ruptured under the Yellowstone River near Laurel and started spilling oil into the river. We were contacted on the second day of the spill to do some surveying for them, and from that day on, I was out on site for about the next two years doing all kinds of exciting things like surveying the pipe under the river with divers, to laying out three new bores to a wide variety of easements to construction staking. Since that event, I still do quite a bit of work for ExxonMobil every year.
Do you have specific certifications?
All kinds of safety training from Hazwoper, Cstop, MSHA, first aid, and onsite training certificates.
Do you have any fun Morrison-Maierle memories?
I had a few wild times back in the days when we first started going to Fairmont Hot Springs for our annual meetings.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I coached my son’s baseball team for many years, and I am now coaching my daughter’s softball travel team. I also like to go to our cabin on East Rosebud and hang out.
Congratulations on your promotion, Joel!