Mr. Deaton joined the Marathon Oil board of directors in 2014.
He retired as executive chairman of the board of Baker Hughes Incorporated (an oilfield services company) in April 2013, having served in that position since 2012 and as chairman of the board from 2004 to 2012. He served as CEO of Baker Hughes from 2004 through 2011, and as president from 2008 through 2010.
Prior to joining Baker Hughes, Mr. Deaton was president and CEO of Hanover Compressor Company from 2002 through 2004. He was a senior advisor to Schlumberger Oilfield Services from 1999 to September 2001 and was an executive vice president from 1998 to 1999.
Mr. Deaton serves on the boards of directors of Transocean Ltd., Ariel Corporation, Piri Technologies, and Ucross Foundation.
Mr. Deaton is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He also serves on the board of the University of Wyoming Foundation and on the Wyoming Governor’s Engineering Task Force.
Mr. Deaton earned a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Wyoming.