Alan A. Baker, Class of 1954
Petroleum Engineer, CEO
Alan A. Baker earned his Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Marietta College, graduating in 1954. While an undergraduate, he was active in athletics and was a member of Pi Epsilon Tau and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies.
Following graduation, Baker joined Halliburton Services, a former division of Halliburton Company at Zanesville, OH, and held a series of engineering and managerial assignments across the United States before being named Vice President of Domestic Operations in 1977 and Senior Vice President for U.S. Operations in 1980. In 1981, he was transferred to Singapore as Senior Vice President for the Far East region. After subsequent service with Halliburton Services as Senior Vice President for International Operations, Executive Vice President for Global Operations, and President and Chief Executive Officer, he was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Halliburton Energy Services Group in 1989 until his retirement in 1995.
As a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kansas, and Oklahoma, Baker has made professional presentations to world petroleum organizations in London, Moscow, Kazakhstan, China, Indonesia, Bahrain and the United States. His service to his Alma Mater includes a term as Alumni Trustee (1978-83) and continues as Life Associate Trustee and as a charter member of the College's Athletic Founders Board. Baker was named Marietta College's Distinguished Alumnus in 1994 and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the College in 1999.