Agilent Technologies appoints chief financial officer
22 July 2010 00:00 in Scientific
Agilent Technologies has confirmed that Didier Hirsch is to become the science company's permanent chief financial officer, as well as being appointed as senior vice-president.
Mr Hirsch, who is currently the firm's vice-president for corporate controllership and tax, has been acting chief financial officer since April 1st 2010.
The executive is an industry veteran who has previously held finance positions at major firms such as STMicroelectronics, Ford and Bendix/Allied Signal.
His most recent role prior to joining Agilent on its inception in 1999 was that of director of finance and administration for Hewlett-Packard in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Bill Sullivan, Agilent's president and chief executive officer, said: "I am very pleased to have someone with his breadth of expertise, integrity and company background to step into the important position of chief financial officer."
Earlier this month, Agilent selected SeqWright DNA Technology Services to become a certified service provider for its SureSelect Target Enrichment System, which is used for enhanced sequencing functions.
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