Martin Craighead, SPE, was appointed chairman of Baker Hughes, in addition to his current role as president and chief executive officer (CEO). He began working with the company in 1986 and has served as president and CEO since January 2012. Craighead was appointed chief operating officer in 2009 and president in 2010. He earned a bachelor of science degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a master of business administration degree from Vanderbilt University. The recipient of the 2010 C. Drew Stahl Distinguished Achievement Award at Pennsylvania State University, Craighead serves his community in a variety of charitable organizations.