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Marijn Dekkers, Guy Broadbent, Marc Casper, Seth Hoogasian, Peter Wilver, Susan Nemetz, and Rick Burdsall

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Thermo Electron CEO Marijn Dekkers received a $1.1 million cash bonus last year and will receive a salary of $1 million a year, starting April 1, and an additional 438,000 stock options, according to an SEC filing last week.

Guy Broadbent, president of Thermo’s bioscience division, received a $191,580 bonus last year; Marc Casper, senior vice president, was awarded a $359,550 bonus; Seth Hoogasian, the company’s general counsel, $223,245; and Peter Wilver, CFO, collected $196,890.

Susan Nemetz, services marketing leader in Thermo Electron’s environmental instruments division, was named vice president for the Americas for the Association for Services Management International, the Fort Myers, Fla.-based trade organization recently announced.


Rick Burdsall has been promoted to vice president and chief information officer of Agilent Technologies, the company said last week. Most recently, he was Agilent’s vice president of information technology solution services. Burdsall holds an MBA and a BSc in electrical engineering from San Jose State University.

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