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Agilent Technologies has promoted Marie Oh Huber to be senior VP, general counsel, and secretary. Huber already served as VP, deputy general counsel, and assistant secretary, and she has managed the team that advises the board of directors and the management team on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities, and other issues. She previously worked for a decade at Hewlett-Packard as an M&A and securities attorney.

The firm also announced that Mike McMullen was promoted to senior vice president of Agilent and president of the Chemical Analysis Group, while Nick Roelofs was promoted to Agilent SVP and president of the Life Sciences Group. Each had previously been vice president and general manager of his respective unit within the Life Science and Chemical Analysis Group, which was split in two this week.

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