|By Business Wire||
|May 21, 2014 04:07 PM EDT||
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the appointment of Dominique Grau as senior vice president, Human Resources, reporting to William (Bill) Sullivan, president and CEO. Grau will succeed Jean Halloran, who has announced plans to retire at the end of the fiscal year, Oct. 31.
Grau will assume his new position Aug. 1, the date on which Agilent and its electronic measurement business, Keysight Technologies, are expected to begin conducting business separately within Agilent.
“Jean has served as the senior vice president of HR since Agilent’s inception 14 years ago,” said Sullivan. “Her leadership and integrity have been instrumental to Agilent’s success, not only in HR but in many areas of the business.”
“Dominique is a highly respected HR executive with extensive related experience, in addition to being well rounded in other business areas, such as IT and order fulfillment,” said Sullivan. “His contributions to Agilent have already been significant, and I am very pleased he will lead one of the most important functions in the company.”
Agilent also announced plans today to appoint Halloran to the Keysight board of directors, effective concurrently with, or shortly before, the completion of the Keysight spinoff, currently targeted for early November 2014.
About Dominique Grau
Grau is vice president of Agilent worldwide HR Strategies, including Agilent Total Rewards (compensation, benefits and equity), staffing, regional HR compliance, and HR operations and administration. He joined Hewlett-Packard in 1983, working in several positions in IT and Order Fulfillment before joining Agilent when it was spun off from HP. Grau has broad international management experience, having lived and worked in Switzerland, Italy and California. He graduated in business administration from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company’s 20,600 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies, Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.
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