Kimberly A. Ross has been appointed senior vice president and CFO of Baker Hughes Inc. effective Oct. 22. She currently serves as executive vice president (EVP) and CFO of Avon Products Inc. and previously was EVP and CFO of Royal Ahold NV, where she had worked beginning in 2001. Ross earned a bachelor of arts degree in accounting from the University of South Florida and is a certified public accountant. "Her extensive record of accomplishments spans several industries and is a testament to her effective partnering with operational leaders in various geographies and business environments," said Baker CEO Martin Craighead. Peter Ragauss is to continue as CFO until Ross comes aboard.