Chairman Emeritus of Agilent Technologies Headlines Colorado State’s Denver Executive Luncheon June 14

Colorado State University’s 2005 Denver Executive Luncheon will feature the chairman emeritus, former president and chief executive officer of Agilent Technologies on June 14.

Edward W. "Ned" Barnholt will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon, which runs  from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1050 13th St., Denver. Barnholt’s topic will be "High Technology and Everyday Life."

Barnholt was responsible for guiding Agilent through its spin-off from Hewlett-Packard Co. in 1999, and he helped to shape a corporate culture widely recognized as best in its class on a global basis.

Barnholt joined Hewlett-Packard in 1966, and in 1973 he became product manager for the Stanford Park Division. In 1980, he was promoted to general manager of the Division for Microwave Communications Group and then to general manager of the Electronic Instruments Group in 1984. Barnholt was elected vice president in 1988 and appointed senior vice president and executive vice president in 1993 and 1996. He was named president and CEO of Agilent Technologies in March 1999 and was announced as chairman of the board of directors in November 2002. Barnholt retired from his posts in March 2005.

Agilent delivers tools and technologies that sense, measure and interpret the physical and biological world. Their innovative solutions enable a wide range of customers in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis to make technological advancements that drive productivity and improve the way people live and work.

"We are honored to have such a prominent and successful business leader serve as the keynote speaker of Colorado State University’s Denver Executive Luncheon," said Don Fry, vice president of University Development and Advancement at Colorado State. "Mr. Barnholt has been one of the foremost leaders in the technology industry, affecting not only Colorado but the world, and we are proud that he will continue the tradition of bringing the most important business topics of the day to the Colorado business and academic communities."

Colorado State University sponsors the Denver Executive Luncheon, which features a prominent corporate leader. The event brings together alumni, corporate leaders, friends and parents who have an interest in Colorado State and current trends in business.

Reservations are required and space is limited. Individual seats are $65, and table sponsorships are available for $500 and $1,000 (tables of eight).

For more information, contact Auli Summerhays or Deb McCune toll free at (866) CSU-GIVE (278-4483), in Fort Collins at (970) 491-4634 or via e-mail at