Richard Williams

Richard Williams, SPE, has been appointed senior adviser to Baker Hughes’ executive leadership team and will assist in implementing organizational changes. He was previously president of the com­pany’s North America region. Since joining Baker Hughes in 1975, he held positions of increasing responsibility, including executive roles in operations for the completions and drilling fluids product lines. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business ­administration from the University of Phoenix and an associate degree in petroleum technology from Lincoln College in ­Illinois. He is a member of the Center for Offshore Safety, ­National Ocean Industries ­Association, Independent Petroleum Association of America, and Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association.