SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Robert Cantrell has been named vice president and treasurer. Cantrell replaces Neil Dougherty, who is CFO-designate of the new electronic measurement company to be formed by the separation of Agilent into two publicly traded companies.
“Robert brings deep financial expertise to his new position”
In his new position, Cantrell will be responsible for Agilent’s Treasury and Investor Relations functions. He will report to Agilent Senior Vice President and CFO Didier Hirsch. Most recently, Cantrell was operational CFO for Agilent’s electronic measurement business.
Alicia Rodriguez, vice president, Investor Relations, will continue in that role, reporting to Cantrell during the transition to split the company. She has been named vice-president-designate, Internal Audit, for the new electronic measurement company.
“Robert brings deep financial expertise to his new position,” said Hirsch. “He will play a key role in shaping the financial profile and structure of the new Agilent and in telling our story to investors as we become a company focused on life sciences, diagnostics and applied markets.”
Cantrell has held numerous financial positions across the company at both the business and corporate level. He became a division controller in 1997 and was named global manufacturing controller for electronic measurement in 2000. He ultimately became the first controller of the company’s Wireless Business Unit. In 2003, Cantrell moved to Agilent headquarters as group controller of the company’s Global Infrastructure Organization. He became vice president and operational CFO for the electronic measurement business in 2007.
Cantrell joined HP/Agilent in 1986 with a B.S. in business administration from San Jose State University.
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