ROSEMEAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edison International (NYSE: EIX) and Southern California Edison today announced that William P. Sullivan has been elected to the board of directors of each company, effective today.
“Bill Sullivan brings significant and valuable experience in the technology sector to our boards,” said Ted Craver, chairman and chief executive officer of Edison International. “Bill has provided outstanding leadership at Agilent, and we look forward to his strategic vision and counsel as our company faces a changing electric industry.”
Sullivan, 65, served as chief executive officer of Agilent Technologies, a global provider of scientific instruments, software, services and consumables in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, from 2005 to March 2015.
Sullivan was the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer from 2002 to 2005 before he assumed the chief executive officer role. Previously, Sullivan was senior vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Semiconductor Products group from 1999 to 2002. He initially joined Hewlett-Packard Company in 1976, and was promoted to a variety of management positions during the course of his career. Hewlett-Packard eventually spun off Agilent in 1999 as an independent company in what was the largest initial public offering in Silicon Valley history at the time.
Sullivan has previously served as a director on the boards of Avnet, Inc. and URS Corporation.
Sullivan earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of California at Davis.
About Edison International
Edison International (NYSE:EIX), through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power and an investor in energy services and technologies, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, Calif., Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest electric utilities.