Executive Chairman of Baker Hughes Incorporated
Chadwick C. Deaton is Executive Chairman of Baker Hughes Incorporated, an oilfield services and products provider with operations in over 90 countries. He joined Baker Hughes in 2004 and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer through 2011. Previously, Mr. Deaton was President and Chief Executive Officer of Hanover Compressor Company (now Exterran Holdings, Inc.); and Senior Advisor and Executive Vice President of Schlumberger Oilfield Services. Mr. Deaton is a director of Ariel Corporation, a private manufacturer of gas compressor equipment. He was a director of CARBO Ceramics, Inc., a provider of products and engineering services to the oil and natural gas industry, from 2005 to 2009, when Baker Hughes merged with a major customer of CARBO. He is also a former director of Hanover Compression Company. He is a director of Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, Houston Achievement Place, Greater Houston Partnership and a member of the National Petroleum Council, the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Industrial Advisory Council, and the University of Wyoming Petroleum and Chemical Engineering Advisory Board. Mr. Deaton earned a Bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Wyoming.
As the chairman and chief executive officer of a global publicly held corporation, Mr. Deaton brings to the Board international business experience and executive leadership experience in operations, technology, talent management, and governance. In addition, his 30-year career in chemicals and energy businesses provides him with expertise in key customer segments for the Company.
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