Fred Hilterman is a familiar name in the geophysical industry. After his 10-year stint with Mobil, he joined the Unversity of Houston in 1973 as professor of geophysics. At UH he co-founded the Seismic Acoustics Laboratory (SAL) serving as principal investigator until 1981.

Hilterman then co-founded Geophysical Development Corporation (GDC) where he still serves as vice president of development. He served as SEG president (1996-97), associate editor of Geophysics, chairman of TLE Editorial Board, Distinguished Lecturer, and both technical and general chairman of SEG Annual Meetings.

On 11 April 2001 Hilterman delivered the SEG/EAGE sponsored 2001 Distinguished Instructor...

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