Patrick Kaltenbach is senior vice president of Agilent and president of the Life Sciences and Applied Markets Group (LSAG), one of Agilent’s three major business groups. He is responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day management of this group, which includes the majority of Agilent’s instrumentation and software for analytical laboratories. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the industry trade group ALDA, the Analytical, Life Science & Diagnostics Association. Kaltenbach was previously vice president and general manager of the Life Sciences Products and Solutions organization, within Agilent’s former Life Sciences, Diagnostics and Genomics Group, where he had overall responsibility for the direction and development of all Agilent life science products and solutions. Prior to that, he was vice president and general manager of the Liquid Phase Division. He joined Agilent’s predecessor, Hewlett-Packard Co., in 1991 as an R&D engineer in the Capillary Electrophoresis business. Over the years, he has held various roles in R&D management and senior management. Kaltenbach holds a degree in precision engineering from the Karlsruhe University of Applied Science in Germany.