Rick Burdsall is Senior Vice President of Agilent's Global Infrastructure Services organization. He is responsible for overseeing the functions of IT, global sourcing, real estate and workplace services, and leading our infrastructure integration activity associated with Agilent's acquisitions. Burdsall most recently served as Agilent's vice president and Chief Information Officer. Prior to that appointment in 2005, he was vice president of Information Technology Solution Services at Agilent. Burdsall joined Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) in 1991 as a product marketing manager within the Semiconductor Products Group. From 1991 through 2000, he held a variety of marketing leadership positions at both HP and Agilent, and in 2001 was promoted to vice president of the Agilent.com ebusiness program. He was appointed vice president of IT Solution Services in 2003. Before joining HP/Agilent, Burdsall held positions in R&D, manufacturing and marketing at Magnetic Peripherals, Lockheed Missiles and Space, and Avantek. Burdsall received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from San Jose State University.