Agilent hires senior vice president of corporate development

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has announced Eric Gerber as the company´s new senior vice president of strategy and corporate development, reporting to Agilent President and CEO, Mike McMullen, the company said.

Gerber will lead the corporate development team in identifying, developing and evaluating M&A plans globally while collaborating with the businesses groups to help drive critical growth initiatives across the company. Gerber will serve as a key member of the executive staff and advisor to the CEO to help shape the company´s overall strategic direction.

Gerber joins Agilent from Danaher where he served as vice president of business development for nearly seven years at SCIEX, an operating company of Danaher. His experience includes M&A, strategic planning, marketing, and disruptive innovation. His M&A work includes sizable and successful acquisitions in both the US and China.

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