Nersesian, Séné move up at Agilent -

Nersesian, Séné move up at Agilent

Ron Nersesian has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of Agilent Technologies Inc. while Guy Séné, will replace Nersesian as Electronic Measurement Group (EMG) president.

In his new role, Nersesian (pictured right), who has been president of the company's largest business the EMG, since 2009, will have day-to-day responsibility for Agilent's three businesses, EMG, chemical analysis and life sciences, with the presidents of those businesses reporting to him. Nersesian will continue to report to William (Bill) Sullivan, president and chief executive officer.

Nersesian first joined Hewlett-Packard, Agilent's predecessor company, in 1984. Since then he has served in various management positions, including vice president of the Wireless Business Unit, before being named EMG president. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business.

“Ron has done a superb job of leading Agilent's electronic measurement business,” said Sullivan. “He was responsible for a complete transformation of EMG, resulting in outstanding profitable growth in current as well as emerging markets.”

“Ron has also built an excellent leadership team, from which we have named the next president of EMG,” he added.

Séné (shown right speaking at Productronica earlier this week) has been vice president and general manager of Microwave and Communications Division (MCD) since 2009. He has been with the company since 1976, holding a variety of leadership sales and marketing positions throughout the world, including in Europe and Asia.

Séné holds a diploma in electronic engineering and an MBA from the Institut d'Administration des Entreprises de Paris and an Executive MBA from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.

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