Agilent CEO Reflects on the Company’s Past and Future

American Laboratory just published a nice interview with Agilent’s President and CEO, Mike McMullen.

In a wide-ranging conversation, Mike discusses his career of more than 30 years with Agilent and its predecessor, Hewlett-Packard.  “After graduating with a degree in economics and finance,” he recalls, “I sought out leading technology firms.

“HP had a culture that encouraged innovation based upon science and engineering.”

Mike talks about Agilent’s 50+ year industry leadership, and why he believes the company will continue to be at the forefront of serving customers.  “Automation, reliability, and ease of use will all continue to improve. The Internet of Things will come, which should improve data quality and decision support.

“We plan to lead the state-of-the art as these develop.”

Mike also shares what he believes makes Agilent a special company.  “Culture is the most important factor in our success. We focus on creating a workplace that encourages personal growth, innovation, and risk-taking.

“As president, I see protecting the HP/Agilent culture as one of my top priorities.”

You can read the entire interview here.

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