BigBelly Solar, Inc., the world’s first waste collection systems company that integrates renewable power and information technology to dramatically lower the operating costs, fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the waste and recycling collection process, today announced the appointment of Barry Fougere as Chief Operating Officer. Fougere brings more than 20 years of senior leadership in business management and services to BigBelly Solar and its customers.
“I have known and advised the BigBelly Solar management team for several years and am thrilled to be joining the company to help drive its next stage of growth,” said Fougere. “The BigBelly Solar approach is a powerfully elegant one – using the principles of solar-powered compaction and network information management to reduce waste collection trips by up to 80%. In times when municipalities, commercial haulers and other institutions are looking for ways to provide high levels of service while wrestling with tightening budgets, the patented BigBelly Solar waste and recycling collection system is a compelling answer. We have received tremendous validation from our customers on not only the dramatic cost savings that are realized, but also the benefits provided by the BigBelly solutions family in increasing recycling rates and reducing overflow waste.”
Fougere’s executive leadership experience includes serving as CEO of Colubris Networks (NYSE:HPQ, acquired by Hewlett Packard’s ProCurve division), a global leader in bringing wireless LAN solutions to large network operators and vertical enterprise markets. While at Colubris, Fougere was selected as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. His career also includes operating and executive leadership roles in several business and professional services companies, including A.T. Kearney and Heidrick & Struggles.
“Barry is a proven company builder, with a real passion for delivering system-level solutions to customers that allow them to dramatically improve their operations,” said Jack Kutner, CEO of BigBelly Solar. “We have benefitted from his ideas and enthusiasm as a company advisor over the last few years and are thrilled that he has decided to join us at this exciting stage in the company’s growth. We are revolutionizing the waste collection process and feel that Barry’s operating experience and vision will be a critical element in scaling our business to be the leading global provider of waste collection efficiency systems.”
About BigBelly Solar, Inc.
BigBelly Solar is a leading provider of waste collection solutions to the global waste management industry. The BigBelly waste collection system combines solar-powered trash compaction, efficient recycling solutions, and network management software and services into a powerful approach that enables municipalities, commercial haulers and other institutional customers to reduce the operating costs associated with collection by up to 80%. The BigBelly waste collection system also provides a pragmatic path to a greener future: reducing collection trips dramatically reduces fuel consumption and greenhouse gas generation while allowing the productive redeployment of labor to recycling and other critical services. For more information visit www.bigbellysolar.com .