Joel graduated from Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech) in 2006 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He was hired into ABB shortly after as an electrical and mechanical design engineer. He has spent over 10 years heavily involved in the research and development and marketing strategy for ABB’s dry-type transformer product footprint in North America. During that time, he developed key technologies for the marine, data center, commercial infrastructure and utility markets. In his current role of Global Product Manager, he investigates new ways to increase the safety of distribution systems for ABB’s global partners.