Agilent Technologies has appointed Rick Burdsall, who currently is the firm's vice president and chief information officer, to the newly created position of chief infrastructure officer. In this new role, Burdsall will be responsible for IT, global sourcing, workplace services, and infrastructure integration related to the company's pending acquisition of Varian. He previously served as Agilent's vice president of information technology solution services, and as a marketing manager in the semiconductor products group at Hewlett-Packard.
Osmetech said that Chief Financial Officer David Sandilands has resigned. He is being replaced by Steven Kemper, who has served as senior vice president of finance for Osmetech Technology, a subsidiary of the firm. Kemper also currently serves as president of Pacific Financial Consulting.