CEO in Agilent Technologies
United States of America
Mike McMullen became the third CEO in Agilent Technologies’ history on March 18, 2015, replacing William (Bill) Sullivan. McMullen brings strong leadership skills to the role, with more than 30 years of industry experience and senior management experience at Agilent. Joining Hewlett-Packard Co., Agilent's predecessor, in 1984, McMullen quickly became known as an inspiring leader who could deliver transformative business results. Most recently, McMullen was Agilent’s president and chief operating officer. Prior to that, he was president of Agilent's Chemical Analysis Group. Under his leadership, the business consistently achieved market-leading profitability.McMullen has served in finance, sales and business-group leadership positions, including a five-year special assignment in Japan, during which he introduced the first life sciences channel in the company. McMullen is the architect and leader of Agilent's strategy for growth in China. He has championed multiple acquisitions that have strengthened the company's position in growing markets. McMullen credits his HP/Agilent experience and mentors — such as former CEO Bill Sullivan — as "providing learning opportunities that rival anything the top graduate programs can offer." McMullen was featured in the 3rd edition of Leading Out Loud.