Agilent announces executive appointments

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  • Published: Apr 25, 2018
  • Source: Agilent Technologies
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Agilent Technologies has announced that Jacob Thaysen, currently senior vice president, Agilent and president, Diagnostics and Genomics Group (DGG), has been named president of Agilent’s Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group (LSAG), replacing Patrick Kaltenbach, who left the company on 20 April 2018.

Sam Raha, currently senior vice president, Agilent Strategy and Corporate Development, will become president of DGG.

Thaysen’s and Raha’s appointments as business presidents are effective immediately, and both will continue to report to president and chief executive officer, Mike McMullen.

“I am very pleased to draw on Agilent’s exceptional internal leadership bench to find such proven leaders as Sam and Jacob, to lead two of our major businesses on the next phase of Agilent’s growth journey,” said McMullen. “They both have deep industry knowledge, solid scientific grounding and business savvy in running large organizations. Both Sam and Jacob are known for their strong leadership, and I am particularly excited about the fresh perspectives they bring to build on Agilent’s strengths across our markets.”

“The breadth of technology covered by the LSAG teams is very exciting. LSAG has an incredible track record of innovation and technology leadership,” said Thaysen. “I am honored to join this high caliber team and tell the stories of how our technologies are improving the human condition around the world.”

“It is clearly a very exciting time at Agilent, as we begin our next phase of business growth,” said Raha. “Diagnostics and Genomics are critically important to solving global health issues, including the fight against cancer. I am enthusiastic about this business, and impressed by this team’s knowledge and passion for their work. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with them and help DGG drive customer outcomes that can make a tangible difference in improving people’s lives.”


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