SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 14, 2011
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Gooi Soon Chai has been appointed senior vice president, order fulfillment and supply chain, effective immediately. In this position, Gooi now leads a new, centralized organization created to help Agilent leverage its strength in manufacturing, procurement and logistics across the company's three business groups: life sciences, chemical analysis and electronic measurement.
Gooi will report to Ron Nersesian, Agilent's chief operating officer. Gooi was previously vice president and general manager of the electronic instrument business unit within Agilent's Electronic Measurement Group and the vice president and general manager of EMG's order fulfillment organization.
"Agilent has enjoyed tremendous success from the strength of its three businesses," Nersesian said, "and now we're building upon that with our ability to leverage Agilent's global purchasing power and infrastructure. This change is about creating an opportunity for the order-fulfillment leaders in each of these businesses to look for ways to further leverage work and resources that will ultimately enhance the customer experience.
"Soon Chai's experience as the general manager of EMG's global order-fulfillment organization, combined with his deep knowledge of global supply-chain operations, makes him the ideal executive to lead this organization."
Gooi joined the company in 1985. He has extensive international experience, and has managed a diverse portfolio of businesses serving the general-purpose, semiconductor, board-test and nanotechnology markets. He established Agilent's instruments business unit in Asia and was instrumental in the consolidation and streamlining of order fulfillment and the global supply chain for the company's electronic measurement business.
Gooi holds a bachelor's degree with first-class honors in electrical and electronics engineering from London University, and a master's degree in computer engineering from Imperial College London.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company's 18,700 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal 2011. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
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