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A. Barry Rand, Sue Rataj

Agilent Technologies announced changes to its board with the resignation of A. Barry Rand and the election of Sue Rataj. 

Rand's resignation is effective Oct. 31. He has been a board member since 2000 and serves on the compensation committee and nominating/corporate governance committee. His departure is not the result of any disagreement with the firm regarding its operations, policies, or practices, Agilent said.

Meanwhile, Rataj joined the board effective Sept. 15. She was chief executive of BP's global petrochemicals business before retiring in April 2011. Before that, she was a group president at BP. Following her retirement from the firm, Rataj joined the board of Cabot and the supervisory board of Bayer.

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