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Baker Hughes Names New Chief Information Officer

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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