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Agilent Technologies Names New Corporate Development VP

Photonics.com
Feb 2007
Measurement company Agilent Technologies Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., announced that Shiela Robertson has been named to succeed John Eaton as vice president, Corporate Development. Eaton, who has held the position since Agilent's creation in 1999 and led the 2001 divestiture of the Healthcare Products Group, the 2005 sales of the Semiconductor Products Group and Lumileds, and the 2006 IPO and spin off of Verigy, is retiring on April 30 after 23 years with Agilent and the Hewlett-Packard Co. Robertson began her career as a financial analyst with Hewlett-Packard in 1980 and spent 10 years in HP’s computer organization in finance. From 1990-99, she held various management positions in corporate financial reporting, HP’s Santa Clara Div., and Test and Measurement Field Operations. In 1999, she became Agilent’s transition general manager. For the past four years she has been group controller and operational CFO. Succeeding Robertson as operational CFO of the Electronic Measurement Group is Robert Cantrell, most recently group controller for Agilent’s Global Infrastructure Organization. Cantrell joined HP/Agilent in 1986 and has held a variety of positions in division, business unit and group finance organizations. He became a division controller in 1997 and later held that position for logic analyzers and pulse generators and worldwide research and development/marketing. In 2002, he became controller of the Wireless Business Unit and in the fall of 2003 he was named GIO group controller.


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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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