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Jeff Satwicz '06, Director of Mechanical Engineering at Bigbelly Solar

As a member of Olin's first incoming class, Jeff immediately put his engineering skills to good use. After Meeting Babson Graduate Jim Poss at an on-campus event in 2002, the two set out to conceptualize and create the frst BigBelly solar trash compactor. Jeff continued to work on BigBelly 20-30 hours a week during his four years at Olin. Upon graduation, Jeff officially joined BigBelly Solar as a Mechanical Engineer. In March of 2014 he was prmoted to Product Manager, serving as an integral part of the engineering team and assisting with developing the marketing strategy, identifying customers, fulfillinf messaging and project requirements, as well as making decisions about hardware. Today Jeff works as Director of Mechanical Engineering at BigBelly Solar which now has over 30,000 compactors in 47 countries worldwide.