Baker Hughes Names Didier Charreton Vice President of Human Resources

HOUSTON, Jan 02, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI; EBS) announced today that Didier Charreton, 43, has been appointed vice president of human resources for Baker Hughes Inc. and is expected to assume his duties by March 1, 2007. Mr. Charreton will replace Greg Nakanishi, 55, who is retiring from the company effective January 2, 2007.

Mr. Charreton joins Baker Hughes from Coats Plc, where he currently serves as human resources director. Prior to his current position he held a variety of positions within the human resources function of Schlumberger Limited in Europe, Latin America and the United States.

Mr. Charreton received his business degree from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce of Clermont-Ferrand and a post-graduate degree (DEA Sc de Gestion) from the University of Lyon.

Chad C. Deaton, Baker Hughes chairman and chief executive officer, said, "We are pleased that Didier Charreton is joining the Baker Hughes management team. Didier is a seasoned executive and he brings with him a wealth of experience in all facets of the human resources function. His knowledge of the oil and gas services industry and his international expertise will be invaluable as we continue to expand our global workforce and grow our worldwide presence."

Baker Hughes is a leading provider of drilling, formation evaluation, completion and production products and services to the worldwide oil and gas industry.


Gary R. Flaharty (713) 439-8039
H. Gene Shiels (713) 439-8822

SOURCE: Baker Hughes Incorporated

Gary R. Flaharty, +1-713-439-8039, or H. Gene Shiels, +1-713-439-8822, both of Baker Hughes Incorporated