HOUSTON, April 26, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI; EBS) announced today that Stephen K. "Steve" Ellison has been appointed President of Baker Atlas and Vice President of Baker Hughes Incorporated and is expected to assume his duties by May 1, 2007, succeeding Paul Butero who was recently appointed President, INTEQ. Mr. Ellison reports to Martin Craighead, Group President, Drilling and Evaluation.
James "Rod" Clark, Baker Hughes President and Chief Operating Officer, said: "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Ellison as President of Baker Atlas. His experience, strong leadership and proven track record of profitable growth will be invaluable assets to Baker Atlas."
Mr. Ellison (48) is currently Vice President, Baker Atlas Middle East and Asia Pacific. He joined Baker Hughes as a field engineer for Baker Atlas in 1979. Since then he has held a variety of operations, technical and management positions in Europe, the United States, Asia and the Middle East. Mr. Ellison holds a Bachelor degree in Physics from Oxford University.
Baker Hughes is a leading provider of drilling, formation evaluation, completion and production products and services to the worldwide oil and gas industry.
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SOURCE: Baker Hughes Incorporated
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