Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that Mark Wallace will succeed Guy Séné as head of Keysight's global sales organization on Nov. 1, 2016. Séné will remain as an advisor through the end of the company's first fiscal quarter, Jan. 31, 2017, when he will retire.

Wallace, who is currently vice president and general manager of the Americas Field Operations for Keysight, previously held a variety of leadership positions across sales, marketing and channel management for Hewlett-Packard, Agilent and Keysight.

"I am pleased to announce that Mark Wallace will lead our worldwide sales organization," said Ron Nersesian, Keysight's president and chief executive officer.  "Mark is a proven energetic leader with all of the qualities to be a great fit for the role. I look forward to continuing our strong customer relationships under Mark's leadership as we move the company and next-generation technologies forward.

"I also want to acknowledge and thank Guy Séné for the significant results he has delivered for Keysight, Agilent and Hewlett-Packard over a four-decade career. He has made tremendous contributions in sales and division management in all parts of our international business. I wish him the very best moving forward," added Nersesian.

Séné has been senior vice president, worldwide sales at Keysight since August 2014. He joined Hewlett-Packard in 1976, and also worked at Agilent Technologies from 1999 to 2014.