My name is Jeff Krimmel. I live in Houston, Texas, with my wife and son. I love learning new things. I love writing. I love exchanging thoughts and ideas with other curious people. I started this blog as a way to do even more of the things I love.
I work at Baker Hughes, an oil and gas service company. Shortly after my career began, I entered a leadership development program that took me out of product design and into a blue sky innovation challenge. From there I took an analytically-focused role at the intersection of our Sales, Operations, and Finance organizations, where I identified data-driven pathways for improving financial performance.
My formal education is in mechanical engineering. I earned my Ph.D. from Caltech in 2010, simulating how shock waves break up kidney stones that otherwise would be too large to pass naturally. I assumed my career would go in a biomedical direction. But through a series of twists and turns, I found my way to oil and gas, which is a fascinating place to be.
I would love to hear about you. What’s your story? What brought you to my site? What’s the thing you’re working on that excites you the most, or scares you the most, or challenges you the most? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.