Dan Scott, a 1970 metallurgical engineering graduate, holds more than 100 patents and has dozens more patents pending. The technical advisor for oilfield drilling contractor Baker Hughes Inc. takes a customer-advocate approach to assure that the product or process he develops can meet his clients’ needs.

“There are very few eureka moments for me,” he explains. “I like to sit down with someone else and bounce ideas off them.” Apparently, the process works.

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