Mike McMullen becomes new Agilent CEO

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  • Published: Mar 19, 2015
  • Author: Jon Evans
  • Source: Agilent Technologies
  • Suppliers: Agilent Technologies
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Mike McMullen, until recently president and chief operating officer of Agilent Technologies, has formally succeeded Bill Sullivan as the company’s CEO. This move forms part of Sullivan’s retirement plan, under which he will now become an advisor prior to retiring at the end of October 2015 (see Agilent creates new business division).

‘Bill Sullivan has been an extraordinary CEO over the past decade,’ said James Cullen, chairman of Agilent’s board of directors. ‘Under his leadership, the company has been transformed from a diversified technology company to a highly focused leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied markets.’

McMullen is Agilent’s third president and CEO since the company was spun off from Hewlett-Packard in 1999. He has more than 30 years with Agilent and Hewlett-Packard, joining in 1984 as a financial analyst in the Analytical Products Group. Since then he has served in various senior management positions. As president of Agilent’s Chemical Analysis Group from 2009 until 2014, he was responsible for companywide organizations in the chemical and energy, food and environmental markets, as well as the services and consumables business for the Chemical Analysis and Life Sciences groups. He was appointed president, chief operating officer and CEO-elect in September 2014.

‘Mike McMullen has already created strong momentum in taking the company forward,’ Cullen added. ‘Since being named CEO-elect six months ago, he has built a new organizational structure and created compelling strategies that will create growth and value for our shareholders.’

‘I am very excited about Agilent’s future and about leading Agilent’s exceptional team of employees,’ said McMullen. ‘We are well positioned to capture new opportunities in our life sciences and diagnostics markets, and we have already made excellent progress in serving our customers in a more comprehensive, cohesive way through the recent launch of our Agilent CrossLab Group. It is an honor to lead this amazing company as we help our customers develop solutions for some of the world’s most important challenges of the future.’

(Photo of Mike McMullen courtesy of Agilent.)

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