Ben Trutter grew up in a small, rural town in Central Illinois. He graduated from Southern Illinois University, cum laude, with his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. While finishing up his Bachelor’s degree and working at Nidec Motor Corporation he enrolled in graduate courses at night. Once all his graduate course work was finished, he moved to Bettendorf, IA to work at his first permanent engineering position. Even with working overtime at Vizient, he graduated with his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in May of 2014. He is currently working as a contractor for Medtronic (formerly Covidien) as a Clinical Engineer, but is actively seeking permanent and exciting opportunities in the Boulder/Denver area.