Friday, January 11— Jake Berman graduated from college in 2015. Since then the Temple University graduate gained valuable experience working as a field geologist in Ohio and Texas. Because of the job’s requirements -- including pulling samples during drilling, and monitoring gas and well conditions -- Berman rarely left his workplace.
“I was living on sites in the field for two years, working in really remote locations in East Texas,” says Berman, Field Environmental Instrument’s newest employee at its Philadelphia branch.
That field experience gives Berman a valuable insight into customers’ needs as he starts his FEI career as a business development representative. “I like being on my feet,” he says. “I’m a go-getter and I want to be where the action is. I just don’t want to be sitting behind a desk all day. I’d rather be out meeting with customers.
Growing up, Berman had a rock collection, but his interest in geology was first kindled at Temple – his father and grandfather are also alums of the Philadelphia-based university -- during an introductory geology course. Geology meshes with his innate interest in the natural world and coincides with Berman’s hobbies – rock climbing, hiking, and bicycling – and his desire to make a difference for his new employer.
“I think I bring enthusiasm and drive to FEI,” he says. “I put my head down, and when I have an idea I try to make it happen. I really want to make Field as successful as possible.
In October, 2018, Berman trained at the Pittsburgh branch, learning directly from FEI founders Mitchell Brourman and Anthony Visco. Berman witnessed how Brourman and Visco set a standard for the company by never taking shortcuts and always pitching in when needed.
“What strikes me most is how cohesive the office is,” Berman says, “and how well everything runs there. Everyone is on the same page, and that’s so important. The passion is clearly there, and they instilled some of that in me.”
“Jake’s work ethic and initiative will make him an invaluable team member at our Philadelphia branch,” Visco says.
Berman is a member of the Geological Society of America, Rotary International, and was in the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity while at Temple.
Connect with Jake on LinkedIn here www.linkedin.com/in/jacobgberman