Baker Hughes Announces Organizational Changes

Baker Hughes reports says that William P. "Wil" Faubel will be appointed President of Baker Atlas beginning January 1, 2006, succeeding David H. Barr who was acting as interim president of Baker Atlas since August 2005. Mr. Faubel will report directly to Mr. Barr, Group President, Drilling and Evaluation. The company also announced that Charles S. "Charlie" Wolley will be appointed President of Centrilift beginning January 1, 2006, succeeding Mr. Faubel. Mr. Wolley will report directly to Douglas J. Wall, Group President, Completions and Production.

James R. "Rod" Clark, Baker Hughes President and Chief Operating Officer, said, "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Wil Faubel as President of Baker Atlas and welcome Charlie Wolley as the new President of Centrilift. Both Wil and Charlie bring strong leadership skills and proven track records of success and promoting our Core Values to their new positions. Under Wil's leadership Centrilift posted record financial performance levels in four of the five years of his tenure. Charlie Wolley has been instrumental in furthering the technology success of Hughes Christensen."


William P. "Wil" Faubel (50) is currently President of Centrilift, a position he has held since May 2001. Mr. Faubel joined Baker Hughes as a field engineer for Hughes Christensen in 1977. Since then he has held a variety of sales and management positions in both domestic and international regions, including Vice President of Marketing for Hughes Christensen. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University.