Baker Hughes Appoints David Emerson Vice President Strategy and Business Development

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 29, 2001--Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI)(PCX:BHI)(EBS:BHI) announced today that David E. Emerson, 46, has been appointed vice president of strategy and business development.

Emerson has over 20 years of experience in the energy industry, having served as director of corporate development for several oilfield services companies, including Western Atlas Inc. and Halliburton Company. Most recently he served as director of business development for Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations. Emerson received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, from the University of New Mexico and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Michael E. Wiley, Baker Hughes chairman, president and chief executive officer, commented, "In his new role, David will work with the leadership team to support the development of Baker Hughes' long-term strategy. While each of our divisions will continue to develop and execute specific strategies for their respective product lines, David will leverage his industry experience and in-depth knowledge of our operations as he focuses on the enterprise-wide direction of Baker Hughes."

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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