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Agilent Names Helen Stimson VP and General Manager

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Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the promotion of Helen Stimson to vice president and general manager of Global Consumables for the company’s Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis (LSCA) business.

Stimson, a 24-year veteran of Agilent and Hewlett-Packard, now heads the business unit that provides liquid chromatography and gas chromatography columns and operating supplies for a wide variety of scientific instruments used in pharmaceutical manufacturing, environmental analysis, food safety, forensics, process-industry quality control, and life science research. She was previously Global Consumables Business program manager.

Under Stimson’s leadership, Agilent has grown to be the largest chromatography supply business in the world. Consumables represented 13 percent of LSCA’s revenue of $1.4 billion in fiscal year 2005.

Over the past five years the company has concentrated on increasing sales to its extensive installed base of customers for gas and liquid chromatographs. Agilent also attributes growth to its fine-tuned distribution network and marketing program.

"Our approach is simple - we’re the supplier who’s there to help customers get the results they need," said Stimson.