Industry Smart's Story
First hand experience of the day-to-day challenges associated with running a construction business and keeping a workforce safe and healthy was central to the creation of Industry Smart. Our founder and chairman, Hugh Laity brings over 30 years experience, having owned and operated several successful businesses in both the building and construction sectors. A long time campaigner of workplace safety, Hugh understood the importance of ensuring that only those people with the right skills and knowledge should be working in hazardous environments, but he also witnessed how inefficient, time-consuming and less than effective many of the current processes across industry were in managing workplace risk.
Detailed research identified the huge potential for a solution using smart technologies to solve this all-to-common workplace challenge. Hugh first partnered with Wayne Stemp, a veteran of the identity card field, with more than 30 years experience providing software and card-based solutions for various industries both domestically and internationally. Hugh and Wayne partnered and together they developed Junction - the powerful software solution that supports Industry Smart.
For companies and organisations for whom it is vital to ensure workplace safety and compliance standards are met, Industry Smart provides a reliable, secure, simple-to-use, integrated solution that independently validates the credentials of your workforce and helps you work simpler, smarter and safer.
With more than 40 years experience in the construction industry, Hugh brings a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience to the Industry Smart team and is a strong advocate for improving workforce safety. Hugh has been using technology in his businesses to improve efficiency and effectiveness for years and firmly believes that Industry Smart can improve bottom line performance, improve safety and make compliance simpler.
Jono has more than 10 years experience in the construction industry. Most recently he has been heavily involved at a project management level with two of New Zealand's largest geothermal power station developments. As Managing Director of a large contracting company, Jono has experienced first-hand the issues surrounding identity and competency management.
Elliots previous experiene in the power generation and transmission line maintenance industries coupled with his more recent management post in the ICT Telecommunications sector means he is familiar with the complexities of current credential management systems. He believes in and values the Industry Smart solution as one which has the capacity to change the face of identity and credential management across New Zealand industry, delivering efficiency, safety and above all else, smarter methods of operation for businesses across the board.