Baker Hughes Names New Chief Information Officer

Wed Jan 2, 2013 12:54pm EST

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HOUSTON,  Jan. 2, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI)
announced today that  Archana (Archie) Deskus, an executive with experience
leading information technology functions within the aerospace, industrials and
consumer products industries, will join the global oilfield services company as
its Chief Information Officer effective  January 14, 2013.  

Deskus will come to Baker Hughes from Ingersoll-Rand, where she was Vice
President and Chief Information Officer.  

"Archie's deep IT executive leadership experience with large corporations across
different industries will allow her to enhance our operational and business
capabilities," Baker Hughes' President and Chief Executive Officer  Martin
Craighead  said. "She will bring a great track record of building and developing
high performing teams and of partnering with business leaders in executing large
scale transformational projects."

Having started her career with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as a Computer Systems
Programmer/Analyst, Deskus grew through a variety of leadership roles to the
position of Executive Director-Infrastructure and E-Business. She went on to
become the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Carrier North
America, followed by four years as Senior Vice President and Chief Information
Officer at Timex Group.  

Deskus received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business
Administration/Management Information Systems from  Boston University  and her
Master of Business Administration from  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

She replaces  Clif Triplett, who spent four years as the company's Chief
Information Officer and recently left Baker Hughes.   

Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology
and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. The company's
58,000-plus employees today work in more than 80 countries helping customers
find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources. For
more information on Baker Hughes' century-long history, visit 
www.bakerhughes.com.

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