Sept. 28, 2016
Peter Ragauss (BS MECH EGR ’80) has been appointed to the Williams board of directors, effective immediately.
Ragauss retired from Baker Hughes in November 2014 after serving eight years as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He joined the board of directors of Apache Corporation in December 2014.
From 2003 to 2006, prior to joining Baker Hughes, he was controller, Refining and Marketing, for BP Plc. From 2000 to 2003, he was chief executive officer for Air BP. From 1998 to 2000, he was the assistant to group chief executive for BP Amoco. He was vice president of Finance and Portfolio Management for Amoco Energy International when Amoco Corporation merged with BP in 1998.
Earlier in his career, from 1996 to 1998, Ragauss served as vice president of Finance for El Paso Energy International. He held positions of increasing responsibility at Tenneco Inc. from 1993 to 1996, and Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated from 1987 to 1993.
His wide and varied experiences, including in the area of finance, provide him with a unique understanding of the oil and gas industry.
He holds a master’s degree from Harvard Business School and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University.