USA – Agilent Technologies Inc. has appointed Padraig McDonnell as its new CEO, effective immediately.

McDonnell’s assumption of the CEO role is part of Agilent’s CEO transition plan. He succeeds Mike McMullen and becomes the fourth CEO in Agilent’s history. McMullen will continue to serve as an adviser until his retirement on October 31.

“It’s an incredible honor to serve as CEO of this great company that impacts the world by advancing the quality of life,” McDonnell said.

“I’m proud of how we forge partnerships with our customers to help them bring great science to life, and I’m excited to lead Agilent because of the possibilities that lie ahead for us.”

McDonnell’s tenure at Agilent spans over two decades, during which he has held various leadership positions, including Vice President and General Manager of Agilent’s Chemistries and Supplies Division.

He has been instrumental in driving growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction throughout his career at Agilent.

Prior to his appointment as CEO, McDonnell served as President of the Agilent CrossLab Group (ACG) since May 2020, driving outstanding growth and profitability in Agilent’s services business.

He also held the role of Chief Commercial Officer, overseeing the transformation of Agilent’s customer experience and enhancing customer satisfaction.

Koh Boon Hwee, chairman of Agilent’s Board of Directors, expressed confidence in McDonnell’s leadership, citing his proven track record of success.

“Based on his proven record of success, we firmly believe Padraig McDonnell is the right choice to lead Agilent,” said Koh Boon Hwee, Chairman of Agilent’s Board of Directors.

“We look forward to working with him to build on that success as CEO.”

The Board looks forward to collaborating with McDonnell to build upon Agilent’s achievements and drive further success under his leadership.

Mike McMullen, the outgoing CEO, expressed confidence in McDonnell’s leadership abilities and highlighted his customer focus and industry knowledge as assets that will benefit Agilent in the years to come.

“With Padraig at the helm, Agilent’s future is bright,” he assured.

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