HOUSTON -- Baker Hughes is now organizing its global operations by geography. Western Hemisphere operations will report to newly appointed VP John A. (Andy) O'Donnell. Eastern Hemisphere operations will report to the Baker Hughes VP and president Eastern Hemisphere operations who will be named at a later date. The product line marketing and technology organizations will report to Derek Mathieson who has been appointed VP and president of products and technology. All changes are effective May 4, 2009.
"The organization of Baker Hughes by geography and product lines is a continuation of the changes we have made to strengthen our client-focused operations by moving executive management into the countries in which we conduct our business," says Chad C. Deaton, Baker Hughes' president, CEO, and chairman of the board. "The new organization is expected to improve cross product line technology development, sales and integrated operations."