Chadwick “Chad” Deaton is the retired 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. He became Executive Chairman in January 2012 and retired from that position in April 2013. 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 Marathon Oil Corporation and Chairman of Transocean Ltd. He is also a former director of CARBO Ceramics, Inc., Hanover Compression Company and Baker Hughes. He is a director of Houston Achievement Place, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Governor of Wyoming’s Engineering Task Force for the University of Wyoming. He also serves as a director for the University of Wyoming Foundation. Mr. Deaton earned a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Wyoming.
As a former chairman and chief executive officer of a public company with global operations, Mr. Deaton brings to the Board international business experience and executive leadership experience in operations, technology, talent management and corporate governance. In addition, his 30-year career in the petrochemicals and energy businesses provides him with expertise in key customer segments for the Company.