Baker Hughes Taps Ellison to Head Baker Atlas

Baker Hughes Inc. has appointed Stephen K. "Steve" Ellison President of Baker Atlas and Vice President of Baker Hughes. He is expected to assume his duties by May 1, 2007, succeeding Paul Butero, who was recently appointed President, INTEQ. 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."

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. Ellison holds a bachelor's 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.