Mr Phil Binns
Philip is Vice President and General Manager of the Spectroscopy and Vacuum Solutions Division within Agilent’s Life Science and Applied Markets Group, incorporating centres of excellence in Research & Development, Marketing and Manufacturing in Australia, Japan, Italy, UK and the USA.
Philip joined the Spectroscopy Division of Varian, Inc. in 1994, after beginning his career in the mining and minerals industry. He has held management positions in product marketing, development, and sales and operations. In 2004 Philip was appointed Managing Director of Varian Australia and General Manager of Varian’s Asia Pacific operations. In 2010, with the acquisition of Varian by Agilent Technologies, Philip was appointed to the role of Vice President and General Manager of the company’s global Spectroscopy Solutions Division.
In 2008 Philip was appointed by the Federal government to chair the Future Industry Innovation Council and in 2012 served on the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Task Force. He is currently a member of the Victorian state government’s Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Council, Chairman of Bionic Enterprises, and is a National Councillor for the Australian Industry Group.