Known for innovation, trust, respect, and integrity, Ned Barnholt takes the "Hewlett-Packard" values and management style into his professional and philanthropic circles.
ALearn is excited to honor Edward (Ned) W. Barnholt as our 2016 Dream Maker.
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. He retired from Agilent in 2005.
Ned joined the Hewlett-Packard Company in 1966. At Hewlett-Packard, he served in a number of executive positions including executive vice president and general manager of the Test and Measurement Organizations. He was elected a senior vice president of HewlettPackard Company in 1993 and an executive vice president in 1996.
Ned is currently chairman of the KLA-Tencor Corporation and serves on the boards of eBay and Adobe. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. He is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum and was a member of their 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.
Ned holds a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.