|[May 07, 2014]
Agilent Technologies Names Jay Alexander As Chief Technology Officer of Keysight Technologies
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Agilent (News - Alert) Technologies Inc. (NYSE:�A) today announced that Jay Alexander
has been named Keysight Technologies' chief technology officer. Agilent
announced in September 2013 that it would separate into two publicly
traded companies in 2014. Agilent's Electronic Measurement Group is
expected to begin operating as Keysight Technologies in August 2014.
Alexander's appointment is effective immediately.
In his new position, Alexander will lead Keysight's technology
development, drive its product roadmap, and manage the company's
resource allocation across divisions to transform Keysight's portfolio
to proactively meet customers' needs.
"We looked inside and outside our company for someone who not only knows
technology but has led a business organization and therefore understands
business issues as well," said Keysight President and CEO Ron Nersesian.
"This will help drive the right product strategy for Keysight. Jay has a
strong R&D background, is highly respected in the industry, and has
helped drive key growth and profit increases in the company."
Alexander has held numerous leadership positions within Agilent's
Electronic Measurement Group, including his most recen role as vice
president and general manager for the Oscilloscope and Protocol Division.
Alexander joined Hewlett-Packard (News - Alert) in 1986 as a manufacturing and test
engineer. Three years later he became test engineering manager for HP's
oscilloscopes and logic analyzers at the company's Colorado Springs
Division. Alexander later moved to R&D as a software development
engineer and subsequently served in various R&D management positions. He
was also Agilent's Design Verification Division product planning
manager, the Network and Digital Solutions Business Unit marketing
manager, and Agilent's Electronic Measurement Architecture and Business
Alexander earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from
Northwestern University and a master's degree in computer science from
the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a licensed professional
engineer and a Senior member of IEEE. He holds 24 U.S. patents.
About Agilent Technologies (News - Alert)
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement
company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences,
diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,600
employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had
revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is
available at www.agilent.com.
On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly
traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic
measurement business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies,
Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.
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