Distinguished Alumnus


2002- John E. Scruggs ‘64 BSEE

John Eugene Scruggs is currently serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Automated Test Group of Agilent Technologies. He has announced his retirement from Agilent effective October 2002. In this position he has worldwide responsibility for development, sales, and manufacturing of Agilent’s Semiconductor and Manufacturing Test ATE products and services. He has served in this capacity for 6 years and is located in Loveland , Colorado.

Scruggs joined Hewlett Packard in 1973 as an engineer in the Integrated Circuits Department of the Loveland Instrument Division. He served on the development teams for several new test equipment products as a designer, project manager and section manager. In 1983 he became the R&D laboratory manager for the Manufacturing Test Division of HP. In 1985 he was promoted to General Manager of the Manufacturing Test Division, a position he held until 1992 when he was promoted to General Manager of the Automated Test Business Unit. In 1996 the Automated Test Business Unit was elevated to Group status and Scruggs was made a Vice President of Hewlett Packard. When Agilent split off from HP in 1999, Scruggs was made Senior Vice President.

Prior to his HP employment, Scruggs worked for 5 years as a design engineer at the Government Electronics Division of Motorola in Phoenix , Arizona . During this period, he was engaged in the development of both Flight and Ground Equipment for NASA’s Mariner and Apollo space programs.

Scruggs was born October 14, 1941 in Dallas, Texas . He received his BS EE from New Mexico State University in 1964 and was a co-op student at White   Sands Missile Range while getting his degree. He also holds an MS EE from Arizona State University in Tempe , Arizona . He is married and has three daughters.