About Me

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┬ásite? 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.