General Electric Research Laboratory:
Philip Kennicott joined the General Electric Research Laboratory in the year 1961 where he made contributions in the fields of x-ray crystallography and spark-source mass spectrography. Like a consultant to General Electric's Computer Aided Design Centre, he was instrumental in creating General Electric the largest user of CAD/CAM equipment in the world in the year of 1970s. This work led to the concept of a neutral database, the basis for the General Electric involvement to IGES. Inside the IGES community, Kennicott served like a leader of various technical activities, including Editor of the frequently evolving IGES standard. He also led a technical team to build up the Department of Energy Data Exchange Format, the primary IGES application protocol. He continued this work at Sandia National Laboratories in the year 1989 and retired from Sandia in the year 1997.