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Retired FEP Grad Responds

Posted by dlucier at Monday, Mar-21-2005 05:44 AM
"Thanks for pulling this together. You are getting a lot of great reception out there in the world of GE HAS BEENS (like me), present beings and a few wannabe field engineers." - George Jongeling (FEP-1968), retired.

Enjoyed my visit to

Posted by dlucier at Monday, Mar-21-2005 05:50 AM
"I really enjoyed going through the website and it was especially great to hear from you. I'll have to check in from time to time to keep in touch and see what everybody is up to these days." -Denise Palumbo (FEP-1977)

Best Thing since FEP

Posted by dlucier at Monday, Mar-21-2005 05:52 AM
" is the best thing to happen to field engineering since the FEP!" Dave Hagenbuch (FEP-1980)

Another retired FEP Grad

Posted by dlucier at Monday, Mar-28-2005 07:00 PM
"We all appreciate the work you have done to preserve the memories of the FEP with the Turbine Cowboy website (no matter what the Program is called nowadays)." - Bob Cruz (FEP-1972)

Great Idea

Posted by douglemmo at Friday, Apr-29-2005 08:07 AM
The Field has really always been about the people you meet and work with. I am really glad you started this web site and I hope it grows. For us semi-retired guys who still have our hand in turbine work, it may provide a good networking vehicle. Good job.

John Lovelace, Arizona Public Service weighs in.

Posted by dlucier at Friday, Apr-29-2005 09:09 AM
You can tell Dave he can add me to his FEP list as well. I did not have a graduation picture. My FEP training began in March, 1970 when I went back to a well long orientation put on by Joe Markey. I was given a correspondence course to complete and went back to the Detroit I&SE M&N District where I was immediately sent out on jobs. My training was OJT (On the Job Training). I worked in Detroit for 8 years before leaving General Electric to come to work for Arizona Public Service.


PS. Joe Markey is still waiting for me to send in my first correspondence course lesson!

Janet Reville (FEP-1983)

Posted by dlucier at Monday, May-02-2005 12:54 PM
Love the idea of the site!

Got to see places I would never have seen were it not for Field Engineering.

Posted by dlucier at Saturday, Nov-19-2005 07:15 PM
Dave, you did an outstanding job with the web site. I have to admit the last 26 years have gone pretty fast, worked alot of places I would have never gotten to without being a FE. Maybe some places I didn't want to go to but always had a good time, met some great friends adns till have them.

Thanks, Dave Cupo (FEP-1979)

Email from Mark Cohen

Posted by dlucier at Saturday, Dec-10-2005 07:48 AM

Thanks for keeping me on the list. Its great seeing the e-mail addresses of my friends and knowing where many are these days. I have been freelancing working on turbines for several years now, and bump into Al Shuman around town. I believe he works with you now?

One of these days I will stop by and see you and my old FEP instructor Dave Lucier. Please say Hi to Dave.

Mark A. Cohen

Mark Wong Likes the Site

Posted by dlucier at Saturday, Dec-10-2005 08:43 AM
Hello David. Thanks for welcoming me, and creating such a great community for field engineers. I am a recent graduate of FEP, from the year 2000. My class was 006. I was a mechanical gas and steam FE, and a Mark V/VI controls TA. Last year, I joined GE GCS in Loveland, CO as a project manager. I am sure to have my FEP class photo, and will post it when I find it. Will pass the word to other FE's about the reunion.

Thanks for Turbine Cowboy!

Mark Wong

Email from Bob Cruz about

Posted by dlucier at Tuesday, Jan-10-2006 08:03 AM

Jane Cooper told me about your fantastic web site. Very professional and entertaining. I promise to make some contributions from time to time. Thank you for keeping the great tradition of field engineering alive. I am sure I have up in the attic several class pictures I promise to post in your site.

I keep in touch with the GE Tokyo office from time to time. Jacquie corresponds with Fujimura-san (was Futssu site secretary). She retired from GEJ in 1998 and lives in Kizarazu (sp?). Kojima-san, my ex-deputy manager at Kashiwazaki is the interface with engineering in the upcoming expansion of Futssu. I believe we have three more CC units (frame H). Kojima-san will be moving to the site in the near future. TA should be arriving at site next year.
I am sure this piece of news brings fond memories to you.

Bob Cruz

The Irish have checked in!

Posted by dlucier at Monday, Jan-30-2006 04:55 PM
Hi Dave,

Your site brought many a maudlin tear to my eye!

When are you going to do an Irish corner ??

If I can find my FEP picture I'll upload it

A shine to Ed Guillory's Houston finishing school might be appropriate !

Regards to you and Charlie

Jim McMahon

Snake Rancher!

Posted by dlucier at Tuesday, Jan-31-2006 04:44 AM

Nice to hear from you. I think the web site is a real kick.

will search the annals and see what I can come up with as a contribution. I did get the link from Tom Constantine, antoher Snake Rancher.

Take care and keep in touch. Tom Pennella (FEP-1980)

Mark Burnett has his say!

Posted by dlucier at Friday, Feb-03-2006 11:08 AM
Thank you for the great site and I look forward to being an active contributor.

Mark Burnett - FEP 1990

Lee Pike (field engineer before FEP began in 1966)

Posted by dlucier at Saturday, Feb-04-2006 07:39 AM
Hi Dave,

Great to hear from you. Yes, I still have the same Vette you rode in.

I'm retired and living at Lake George. I got a kick out of your website. I was not a graduate of the(FEP) Program, The program was started after I left the field, and joined the sales gang. By the way I guess the old field boys still like the same modes of transportation, i'm on an '05 Harley, after about four previous HD's and a couple of Triumphs. Stay in touch.

Best Regards,
Lee Pike

Joe Guntner has a thought!

Posted by dlucier at Saturday, Feb-04-2006 08:41 AM
Hello, Dave and Charlie!

I believe you were in the same golf tournament with me. That GE is long gone.

Great webpage you have!

A neat idea might be an e-mail notice timed monthly to all members every time former GE-CEO Jack Welch has to write another alimony check. I can expect there would be at least 113 of us that would get a kick out of that every month. Just kidding of course.

Joe Guntner

Phil May has a comment: (FEP Electrical Program manager, 1969-1978)

Posted by dlucier at Monday, Feb-20-2006 08:50 AM
Dave and Charlie,

It was great to stumble across your website. It has brought back many great memories. I had no idea of all the changes at the FEDC (University). You have done a great job putting it together. You should be proud.

Lincoln Blackburn-Bartholomew weighs in

Posted by dlucier at Friday, Apr-21-2006 04:50 PM
I stumbled upon this website while searching for one of us. That demonstrates how popular this site is when it comes up as early as it did in a Google Search.

Carl Davis comments

Posted by dlucier at Tuesday, Apr-25-2006 08:43 AM

Thank you for remembering me! And, thank you for creating the Turbine
Cowboy web site and hosting the upcoming party! I hope to see you this summer!

Best Regards,
Carl Davis (FEP-1973)


Posted by buck at Tuesday, Jul-24-2007 01:25 PM
What ever it was called during your time it was a great place to learn and make contact with other FE.s
I started in AEG/FPD then MST/GP2 Lynn from 1965/78 then I&SE Charleston/Pitsburg 1978/82 then GETSCO/IPSD Schty 1982/2000 then IPSD Atlanta 2000/04. During this time I took lots of great photos and worked with lots of great people including the staff at the FEDC where I did a stint with some of the best instructors that I had ever worked with in the classroom or the field.
I took a SERO in 2004/2005 and have been seriously thinking about going back to work on a part time basis lately more for the travel than the money. Retirement is pretty boreing after a while.
Next year I will be having a 40th. Wedding Anniversary with the original wife and feel deprived for not having at least 1 exwife. I was asked by my wife what I wanted to do for our anniversary and immediately said "go to Bangkok via Amsterdam". Guess you can take the FE out of the field but not the field out of the FE.
Regards to all,
Bryan "Buck" Mahan
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