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Agilent Technologies Announces New Leadership in Biological Systems Division

Published: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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Company appoints Robert Schueren as VP and GM of Genomics; and John Fjeldsted, Ph.D., as GM of LC/MS.

Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the appointments of Robert Schueren as vice president and general manager, Genomics; and John Fjeldsted, Ph.D., as general manager, Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry.

“The life sciences and biological systems business continues to be a key growth driver for Agilent, and the addition of Robert and John strengthens our current leadership team and positions us well for future success,” said Gustavo Salem, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Biological Systems Division.

Schueren will be responsible for all genomics operations, including microarrays, QPCR and life science reagents. Most recently, he was global head of companion diagnostics, clinical biomarker, and sample operations at Genentech/Roche.

Fjeldsted will be responsible for managing the LC/MS business and driving market share in high-end LC/MS. He has been with Agilent for more than 25 years and played a key role in the tremendous growth of Agilent’s LC/MS unit.

Additionally, George Stafford has joined Agilent as LC/MS hardware R&D manager. Most recently, Stafford held the position of R&D program manager, responsible for Thermo Fisher Scientific’s LC/MS research programs and university collaborations.


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