Knowles director since: December 2014
Committees served: Audit; Governance and Nominating
Mr. Hirsch currently serves as the senior vice president and chief financial officer (since 2010) of Agilent Technologies, Inc., a global leader in life science, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, providing instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. Previously, Mr. Hirsch served as Agilent’s chief accounting officer (from 2007 to 2010), interim chief financial officer (2010), vice president, corporate controllership and tax (from 2006 to 2010), vice president and controller (from 2003 to 2006) and vice president and treasurer (from 1999 to 2003). Prior to joining Agilent, Mr. Hirsch served in various financial capacities and roles (from 1989 to 1999) at Hewlett-Packard Company.
Mr. Hirsch’s qualifications to serve on the Knowles’ Board include his experience as chief financial officer of a public company, his financial and risk management expertise, his experience on the Boards of two other public companies (including his service as chair of an audit committee), his international experience, his regulatory knowledge and his work with technology and semiconductor companies throughout his career. Mr. Hirsch earned a master’s degree in computer science from Toulouse University, as well as a master of science degree in industrial administration from Purdue University.
Other Board experience includes serving as director of Logitech International S.A. (since 2012) and International Rectifier Corporation (from 2012 to 2015).