Agilent Technologies said that CEO William Sullivan will step down from that role on March 18, 2015, and serve as an advisor to the firm through its fiscal year ending Oct. 31, 2015. Sullivan will be succeeded by Mike McMullen, currently Agilent SVP and president of the company's Chemical Analysis Group. McMullen also was immediately named president and COO of the company in the first step of the transition. He joined Agilent's predecessor company Hewlett-Packard in 1984 as a financial analyst in its Analytical Products Group, and has since held various senior management positions as Agilent.
RainDance Technologies has named Frederick Eibel as senior vice president of strategic marketing. He most recently served as head of genetic analysis commercial operations at Agena Bioscience, which was previously the genetic analysis division of Sequenom. Prior to his time at Sequenom, he held similar leadership positions at Gen-Probe, Life Technologies, and Roche Diagnostics. He also serves on the board of MolecularMD.