Baker Names Hiddleston to Consulting Services Group

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Baker Consulting Services
Group, a unit of Michael Baker Corporation (Amex: BKR), announced today that
Craig I. Hiddleston, has been named senior vice president of the Group. 
Baker Consulting Services Group (BCSG) was established in 2005 to expand
the scope of services Baker traditionally provides to its clients. The Baker
"consultants" are working with clients and projects in both the company's
Engineering and Energy business segments at the strategic or early conceptual
phases to identify the optimum technology, financing and general feasibility
for major capital projects. BCSG is also pursuing opportunities to leverage
the combined skills of all of the company's segments on behalf of Baker's
clients and their projects. 
Hiddleston comes to Baker from Enron Corp., where during Enron's post-bankruptcy era, he served as president and chief executive officer of Enron
Canada Corp. and vice president of Enron North America. During this time, he
led multifaceted teams to resolve over $1 billion of disputed contracts,
disposed of miscellaneous investments and led other workout efforts.
Previously, he worked for Westcoast Energy, Inc., in a variety of corporate
development and business development capacities where he frequently was the
client in the engineer/client relationship. "We are pleased to add Craig's
diverse experience and leadership skills to Baker's consulting team," William
E. Begley, president of Baker Consulting Services Group, said. 
Michael Baker Corporation ( provides engineering
and operations and maintenance services for its clients' most complex
challenges worldwide.  The firm's primary practice areas are aviation,
environmental, facilities, geospatial information technologies, linear
utilities, transportation, water/wastewater, and oil & gas.  With more than
4,500 employees in over 40 offices across the United States and
internationally, Baker is focused on providing services that span the complete
life cycle of infrastructure and managed asset projects. 

SOURCE  Michael Baker Corporation 
David Higie of Michael Baker Corporation, +1-412-269-6449
-0- Feb/22/2006 20:59 GMT
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