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How many people do you know who look to Thomas Edison for job inspiration? John Westerheide, Technology Leader for GE's oil and gas research center in Oklahoma, uses an Edison quote to explain his job philosophy: "I look to understand what the world needs and then I invent it." John's focus is on making oil fields safer and more efficient. He dedicates himself to developing and accelerating innovative oil and gas technologies that fuel the future- including drones! When he's not imagining future applications with his team, John enjoys getting outdoors.
- JoinedSeptember 8, 2015