Edward W. Barnholt
Edward W. “Ned” Barnholt is the former chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Agilent Technologies. He led the company’s four business sectors—Test and Measurement, Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis, Semiconductor Products, and Automated Test—and guided Agilent through its spin-off from Hewlett-Packard Company in 1999, leading the company until retiring in 2005. Prior to Agilent, he served in a number of positions at the Hewlett-Packard Company including senior vice president and executive vice president.
Mr. Barnholt is currently chairman of the KLA–Tencor Corporation and serves on the board of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, eBay, and Adobe. He is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum and was a member of its board of directors from 1998 to 2004. In 2004, Ned was presented with the John W. Gardner Leadership Award in recognition of his continuing commitment to building community, service, and philanthropy in Silicon Valley.