Agilent Technologies Appoints Rick Burdsall as
Chief Infrastructure Officer
March 18, 2010 02:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has announced
the appointment of Rick Burdsall to the newly created position of chief infrastructure officer. Burdsall is currently
Agilent’s vice president and chief information officer.
Bill Sullivan, Agilent’s president and CEO, said, “Rick brings a strong track record of success from his previous
positions at Agilent. He has done an outstanding job of overseeing the company’s global IT function during the past
five years and has the skills to build and maintain strong infrastructure organizations. Rick is clearly the ideal person
to lead this new and challenging organization.”
In his new position, Burdsall will be responsible for IT, global sourcing, workplace services, and the infrastructure
integration related to Agilent’s pending acquisition of Varian.
Prior to his most recent position, Burdsall, 47, was vice president of Information Technology Solution Services at
Agilent. He joined Hewlett-Packard Co. in 1991 as a product marketing manager within the Semiconductor
Products Group. From 1991 through 2000, he held a variety of marketing leadership positions at both HP and
Agilent, and in 2001 was promoted to vice president of the Agilent.com e-business program. He was appointed vice
president of IT Solution Services in 2003, responsible for all development, maintenance and support of Agilent’s
Before joining HP/Agilent, Burdsall held positions in R&D, manufacturing and marketing at Magnetic Peripherals,
Lockheed Missiles and Space, and Avantek. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and
an MBA from San Jose State University.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in
communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical ana