Agilent Technologies, Inc. is a measurement and technology company specializing in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics, and communications. In 1938, founders Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard began the company with $538 in working capital in a small garage in Palo Alto, CA. Sixty-one years later, Agilent broke records as the largest initial public offering (IPO) in Silicon Valley history when it spun off from Hewlett-Packard Co. on Nov. 18, 1999 (US $2.1 billion was raised from that IPO).
Today, 20,000 Agilent employees around the world serve customers in 110 countries working in four primary business segments: Chemical Analysis, Life Sciences, Diagnostics and Genomics, and Electronic Measurement. The company’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “A.”
Guy Séné, Senior Vice President, Agilent, President, Electronic Measurement Group
As president of Agilent’s Electronic Measurement Group (EMG), Guy Séné oversees business operations of the company’s Electronic Measurement and Semiconductor & Board Test segments. Séné was previously Vice President and General Manager of Agilent’s Microwave & Communications Division (MCD). He has held a broad variety of positions in sales, marketing, and support in Europe and Asia for Hewlett-Packard Co.
In 1999, Séné was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the Asian Field Operations, Agilent Technologies, Inc., based in Singapore. In 2003, he was named Vice President of the Signal Sources Division and moved to Santa Rosa, CA. He became the Vice President and General Manager of the Signal Analysis Division in October 2006. Séné holds a diploma in electronic engineering, an MBA from Institut d'Administration des Entreprises, Paris, and an Executive MBA from Michigan Business School.