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NEW YORK - May 21, 2018 - GE’s leadership gathered at the Global Research Centre to recognize recipients of the Edison, Edison Pioneer and Women in Technology awards.

John Flannery joined GE CTO Vic Abate to honor the 28 2018 award recipients including three BHGE employees. These prestigious awards recognize employees for their technical contributions, customer impact, dedication, and leadership. While their backgrounds vary, the 2018 awards winners are all leaders and role models within their businesses and many are recognized experts within their respective fields.

Edison Award

The Edison Award, beginning in 2003, is named after GE’s company founder, Thomas Edison, and recognizes technical excellence, customer impact, and organizational citizenship by individuals with at least 20 years of experience. Each year, GE employees nominate colleagues demonstrating the traits associated with the high standards for this award category. Edison honorees drive breakthrough and revolutionary innovations that will have significant future impact. They are role models for customer centricity that positively influence GE’s technical community.

Congratulations to Nicholas Clem, Director of Technology, Well Intervention who was this year honored with the Edison Award. In his current role Nicolas leads the advancement of a renewed strategy, focused on the development of cross-product line technologies and services, aimed at reducing well life cycle costs and increasing well productivity.

Nicholas joined the company in 2003 as a mechanical engineering intern in the completions product line, followed by a variety of roles where he explored ways to work smarter through workflow efficiency, computational analysis, and scale-model testing. Prior to his current role, Nicholas led the North American Unconventional Completions business, covering field and applications engineering, and supply chain operations.

Nicholas has been instrumental in inspiring our next generation of engineers co-founding a young professionals’ organization whilst also serving as a mentor for BHGE’s junior engineers. He is also an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, serving on the Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT) Editorial Committee and the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) Program Committee.

Edison Pioneer Award

Since 2011 GE has recognized the technical, customer, and organizational contributions of individuals with at least 10 years of experience. This group of honorees actively identifies current business challenges and creatively formulates solutions. They demonstrate breadth and depth of knowledge and drive customer connections. Edison Pioneer recipients demonstrate technical leadership and stewardship in GE’s businesses.

Congratulations to Terry Bussear, Director of Technology, Strategy and Integration, Completions & Wellbore Intervention. Terry has been with the company for an impressive 40 years and during that time has been involved in both field operations start-ups primarily in China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Japan, and Europe, and technology & product development roles involving subsea production systems, intelligent well systems, safety systems, well integrity, and remote sensing. In his current role Terry focuses primarily on strategic technology collaborations with upstream oil & gas customers.

Terry is the holder of over 30 U.S. patents spanning various downhole technology applications and was an early industry leader in intelligent wells and the research, development, and deployment of the world’s first all-electric intelligent completion in Brazil in 2003.

While his passion has always been innovation and the practical application of emerging technologies, his greatest rewards have come from the mentorship of young inventors and technologists.

Women in Technology

The GE Women in Technology Award was initiated in 2004 in recognition of the GE Women’s Network and our support of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). This award recognizes early to mid-career women engineers across GE for their dedication and leadership. They are leaders in their technical, GE, and local communities. The honorees have tremendous technical impact for GE and are also outstanding leaders who mentor, lead, recruit, and help to develop other women in technology roles.

Congratulations to Shabnam Meeran, Engineering Operational Excellence Leader, OFS who received the GE Women in Technology Award. In her current role Shabnam drives the product management strategy across BHGE’s Oilfield Services business to improve return on capital employed (ROCE), product competitiveness, and capability management. She works across eight product lines and support functions, fostering transparency and implementing sustainable initiatives.

In her previous role as engineering capability expansion leader, Shabnam delivered over $14 million in productivity efficiencies in 2016 and accelerated new product development. She also developed and implemented a ratified, enterprise-wide strategy on capability management across Oilfield Services’ product lines and support functions.

Throughout her 20 year career Shabnam has mentored many of our junior engineers as well as supporting the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Energy Challenge for high school students, sharing her passion and hopefully inspiring future engineers.