March 29, 2010

CEO of Agilent Technologies to give Leaders & Legends talk

William P. “Bill” Sullivan, president and chief executive officer of Agilent Technologies, is the featured speaker at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Leaders & Legends lecture series on Wednesday, March 31. The event will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Legg Mason Tower in Harbor East.

Sullivan, whose remarks are titled “Current Issues Facing the Global Economy,” was executive vice president and chief operating officer prior to his appointment to the firm’s top posts in 2005. Before being named COO, he was senior vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Semiconductor Products Group.

Sullivan joined Hewlett-Packard in 1976 and, during the course of his career, developed expertise in telecommunications, data communications and computers. In 1995, he was promoted to general manager of the company’s Optical Communications Division, and two years later was named general manager of the Communication Semiconductor Solutions Division. Sullivan became general manager and vice president of the Components Group, now SPG, in 1998. In 1999, when Agilent was spun off from HP, he was named to the top position with SPG.

A graduate of the University of California, Davis, Sullivan serves on the boards of directors of URS Corp. in San Francisco; Avnet in Phoenix; and the Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose, Calif.

The Leaders & Legends monthly breakfast series, which features today’s most influential business and public policy leaders addressing topics of global interest and importance, is designed to engage business and community professionals in an examination of the most compelling issues and challenges facing society today.

Admission to the lecture, which includes breakfast, is $35. To register and for more information, go to