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Agilent Technologies Inc.. (3/18/10). "Press Release: Agilent Technologies Appoints Rick Burdsall as Chief Infrastructure Officer". Santa Clara, CA.

Organisation Organisation Varian Inc. (Nasdaq: VARI)
Products Product laboratory equipment and instruments
  Product 2 analytical instrument
Persons Person Burdsall, Rick (Agilent 201003– Chief Infrastructure Manager before Chief Information Officer)
  Person 2 Sullivan, William (Bill) (Agilent 200611 President + CEO to RESIGN 3/15 + stay as advisor until retirement 10/15)

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has announced the appointment of Rick Burdsall to the newly created position of chief infrastructure officer. Burdsall is currently Agilent's vice president and chief information officer.

Bill Sullivan, Agilent's president and CEO, said, "Rick brings a strong track record of success from his previous positions at Agilent. He has done an outstanding job of overseeing the company's global IT function during the past five years and has the skills to build and maintain strong infrastructure organizations. Rick is clearly the ideal person to lead this new and challenging organization."

In his new position, Burdsall will be responsible for IT, global sourcing, workplace services, and the infrastructure integration related to Agilent's pending acquisition of Varian.

Prior to his most recent position, Burdsall, 47, was vice president of Information Technology Solution Services at Agilent. He joined Hewlett-Packard Co. in 1991 as a product marketing manager within the Semiconductor Products Group. From 1991 through 2000, he held a variety of marketing leadership positions at both HP and Agilent, and in 2001 was promoted to vice president of the e-business program. He was appointed vice president of IT Solution Services in 2003, responsible for all development, maintenance and support of Agilent's application environment.

Before joining HP/Agilent, Burdsall held positions in R&D, manufacturing and marketing at Magnetic Peripherals, Lockheed Missiles and Space, and Avantek. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from San Jose State University.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 16,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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