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Meggie Oudheusden
Mechanical Engineer

Complex products are easy to design. It's creating something elegantly simple that's hard, Meggie's found.

She doesn’t mind the challenge, though. She’s been taking things apart and brainstorming ways to make them better since toddlerhood. She’s gotten better at putting them back together, but not much else has changed.

At Bresslergroup, Meggie works with clients and designers to turn concepts into reality. Her extensive knowledge of mechanical components and manufacturing processes helps her find simple design solutions that can lower assembly time and overall costs.

Before joining Bresslergroup, Meggie worked on a variety of projects ranging from military aerostats to super-efficient cookstoves, with a steady focus on appropriate materials and design for manufacturing and assembly. She upped her game in plastics and composite materials when she was at STX Inc., engineering custom equipment for Olympic field hockey athletes in the U.S. and Europe. She learned all about how products are used — and abused — and came up with sticks tailored for each athlete’s specific style of play.

Meggie holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from RIT. When she’s not at work, she can be found hiking, kayaking and fishing in the wilds of New England and the mid-Atlantic.

What's your favorite all-time product? Analog wristwatch What would you be doing if you weren't an engineer? I'd be restoring old houses. Finish this sentence: Design is ... ... a link between art and function.