Field Engineering Program (FEP)
You older FEPs might remember this slogan, with the field engineer wearing a hard hat. It was dropped around 1980, as we recall.
Notice the motto inside the logo: ANYTIME.. ANYWHERE! Boy was that true. Guatemala floods, Saudi sands, Viet Nam War! We were sent anywhere there was a turbine-generator set being installed or overhauled. And no hazardous duty pay either!
Later they dropped the name in favor of just the letters:
What's in a name?
The GE division was called Installation and Service Engineering. Clients referred to us as those “I&SE guys,” probably not even knowing what the acronym stood for or caring.
I&SE and the Apparatus Service Division (ASD) merged in 1982 and adopted these new acronyms:
DAESO: Domestic Apparatus and Engineering Services Operation
IAESO: International Apparatus and Engineering Services Operation
Most of us who worked internationally still referred to the organization as: GETSCO
This was short General Electric Technical Services Company. We were known as GETSCO field engineers (pronounced JETS-KO).
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