Giffhorn Steps Down as President of Baker Energy

Michael Baker Corp. announced that Richard W. Giffhorn has resigned his position as president of the Pittsburgh-based company's Baker Energy business segment effective July 10, 2006. He will be available to assist the company for a period of time on transition issues and other matters as appropriate.

John D. Whiteford, presently executive vice president in the company's Engineering business segment, will assume Giffhorn's responsibilities as head of the unit.

"We appreciate the leadership Dick has provided and wish him well in his future endeavors," Donald P. Fusilli, president and chief executive officer, said. "I am confident that John and the existing management team will continue to execute our strategy for the Energy business."

Whiteford has significant experience with both the Engineering and Energy business segments of the corporation. In May 2000, he was named executive vice president and manager in the Engineering business segment and is responsible for the leadership and management of approximately 1,000 professionals, providing engineering services in a variety of disciplines. Prior to that, he was vice president of Baker Energy, responsible for various strategic initiatives within the unit, including acquisitions, major commercial and contract negotiations, and supporting the development of innovative business practices. In addition, he managed the Environmental, Health & Safety; Engineering; and Applied Technology departments.

Michael Baker Corp. provides engineering and operations and maintenance services for its clients' most complex challenges worldwide. The firm's primary practice areas are aviation, environmental, facilities, geospatial information technologies, linear utilities, transportation, water/wastewater, and oil & gas. With more than 5,000 employees in over 40 offices across the United States and internationally, Baker is focused on providing services that span the complete life cycle of infrastructure and managed asset projects.