Vice President of Engineering at GE Aviation, Mohammad Ehteshami has helped build the world’s largest and most powerful jet engines during his 32-year career at GE. But as a boy in a tiny desert village in Iran, odds were he would grow up farming pistachios. That is, until his mother intervened.

“One day while working in the field… [my mom] holds me by my ear… do you see these planes flying? You are going to go make that plane.You are not becoming a pistachio farmer,” said Mohammad. From that moment, he worked hard to get to the U.S. and find a career in Aviation. During his time at GE Aviation, he experienced defining moments on the GE90 and GE Honda programs.

Learn more about Mohammad’s story in the first edition of “Purpose Talks” by GE Aviation.