HOUSTON -- Baker Hughes has appointed Jan Kees van Gaalen as VP and treasurer. He will replace Douglas Doty who retired from the company in July 2007.
Van Gaalen joins Baker Hughes from PT Inco Tbk, a subsidiary of Vale Inco, where he served as CFO. He has previously held finance positions at Carlton Communications and Schlumberger in France, the UK, Brazil, and South Africa.
"We are pleased that Jan Kees van Gaalen is joining the Baker Hughes management team," says Peter A. Ragauss, Baker Hughes senior VP and CFO. "Jan Kees is a seasoned finance executive and brings with him a wealth of experience in all facets of the function. His global experience and natural resources background will be invaluable as we continue to grow our presence in global markets."