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Danaher Corp (DHR.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Steven Rales

66 1990 Chairman of the Board

Daniel Comas

54 2005 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Rainer Blair

54 2017 Executive Vice President

William Daniel

53 2008 Executive Vice President

Joakim Weidemanis

48 2017 Executive Vice President

Robert Lutz

60 2010 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Brian Ellis

51 2016 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Angela Lalor

52 2012 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

William King

50 2014 Senior Vice President - Strategic Development

Daniel Raskas

51 2010 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development

Donald Ehrlich

80 2011 Lead Independent Director

Thomas Joyce

57 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mitchell Rales

61 1990 Director

Linda Hefner Filler

57 2005 Independent Director

Teri List-Stoll

55 2011 Independent Director

Walter Lohr

74 1983 Independent Director

John Schwieters

78 2003 Independent Director

Alan Spoon

66 1999 Independent Director

Raymond Stevens

54 2017 Independent Director

Elias Zerhouni

66 2009 Independent Director

Matthew Gugino

2017 Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Steven Rales

Mr. Steven M. Rales is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Rales is a co-founder of Danaher and has served as Danaher’s Chairman of the Board since 1984. He was also CEO of the Company from 1984 to 1990. Mr. Rales is also a member of the board of directors of Fortive Corporation.

Daniel Comas

Mr. Daniel L. Comas is Executive Vice President of the Company. He is no longer Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective December 31, 2018. He served as Vice President-Corporate Development from 1996 to April 2004 and as Senior Vice President-Finance and Corporate Development from April 2004 to April 2005.

Rainer Blair

Mr. Rainer M. Blair is Executive Vice President of the Company. He has served as Executive Vice President since January 2017 after serving as Vice President – Group Executive from March 2014 until January 2017 and as President of Danaher’s Sciex business from January 2011 to March 2014.

William Daniel

Mr. William K. Daniel, II is a Executive Vice President of the Company. He served as Vice President and Group Executive from 2006 until July 2008 and has served as Executive Vice President since July 2008.

Joakim Weidemanis

Mr. Joakim Weidemanis is a Executive Vice President of the Company. He has served in a series of progressively more responsible general management roles since joining Danaher in 2011. Prior to this appointment, he was aDanaherVice President and Group Executive of the Product Identification platform. Previously, Mr. Weidemanis served as Group President of Videojet, Linx, FOBA/Alltec from 2013 to 2014, President of Videojet from 2012 to 2013, and started at Danaher as President, Developed Markets for Videojet. Earlier in his career, Mr. Weidemanis served in management roles of increasing responsibility at Mettler Toledo, ABB, and Elster Metering.

Robert Lutz

Mr. Robert S. Lutz is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. He has served as Senior Vice President – Chief Accounting Officer since February 2010.

Brian Ellis

Mr. Brian W. Ellis is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Prior to joining Danaher, Mr. Ellis served for over five years in progressively more responsible positions in the legal department of Medtronic, Inc., a medical device company, including most recently as Vice President and General Counsel of Medtronic’s Restorative Therapies Group.

Angela Lalor

Ms. Angela S. Lalor is a Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Prior to joining Danaher, Ms. Lalor served for 22 years in a series of progressively more responsible positions in the human resources department of 3M Company, a global manufacturing company, including most recently as Senior Vice President, Human Resources.

William King

Mr. William H. King is Senior Vice President - Strategic Development of the Company. He has served as Senior Vice President – Strategic Development since May 2014 after serving as Vice President – Strategic Development from 2005 to May 2014.

Daniel Raskas

Mr. Daniel A. Raskas is a Senior Vice President - Corporate Development of the Company. He joined Danaher as Vice President – Corporate Development in November 2004.

Donald Ehrlich

Mr. Donald J. Ehrlich is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ehrlich served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Schwab Corp., a manufacturer of fire-protective safes, files, cabinets and vault doors, from January 2003 until his retirement in July 2008, and has also served on the boards of private and non-profit organizations. Mr. Ehrlich also founded and served as the chairman and chief executive officer of an NYSE-listed publicly-traded manufacturing company, and has founded and served as CEO of two privately held manufacturing companies. As an entrepreneur and business leader who began his career on the factory floor, has been awarded over fifteen patents and worked his way to leadership of an NYSE-listed publicly-traded company, Mr. Ehrlich has a broad understanding of the strategic challenges and opportunities facing a publicly-traded company such as Danaher. He also has a broad, functional skill-set in the areas of engineering, finance, capital allocation and executive compensation.

Thomas Joyce

Mr. Thomas Patrick Joyce, Jr. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Joyce joined Danaher in 1989 and served in leadership positions in a variety of different functions and businesses before his promotion to President and Chief Executive Officer. His broad operating and functional experience and in-depth knowledge of Danaher’s businesses and of the Danaher Business System are particularly valuable to the Board given the complex, diverse nature of Danaher’s portfolio.

Mitchell Rales

Mr. Mitchell P. Rales is Director of the Company. Mr. Rales is a co-founder of Danaher and has served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Danaher since 1984. He was also President of the Company from 1984 to 1990. Mr. Rales is also a member of the board of directors of each of Colfax Corporation and Fortive Corporation, and is a brother of Steven M. Rales.

Linda Hefner Filler

Ms. Linda P. Hefner Filler is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Hefner Filler served as President of Retail Products and Chief Merchandising Officer of Walgreen Co., a national drugstore chain, from January 2015 to April 2017. From March 2013 until June 2014, Ms. Hefner Filler served as President, North America of Claire’s Stores, Inc., a specialty retailer; from May 2007 to June 2012, as Executive Vice President of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., an operator of retail stores and warehouse clubs, and from April 2009 to June 2012 also as Chief Merchandising Officer for Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart; and from May 2004 through December 2006, as Executive Vice President—Global Strategy for Kraft Foods Inc., a food and beverage company. Ms. Hefner Filler has served in senior management roles with leading retail and consumer goods companies, with general management responsibilities and responsibilities in the areas of marketing, branding and merchandising. Understanding and responding to the needs of our customers is fundamental to Danaher’s business strategy, and Ms. Hefner Filler’s keen marketing and branding insights have been a valuable resource to Danaher’s Board. Her prior leadership experiences with large public companies have given her valuable perspective for matters of global portfolio strategy and capital allocation as well as global business practices.

Teri List-Stoll

Ms. Teri L. List-Stoll is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. List-Stoll has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gap Inc., a global clothing retailer, since January 2017. Prior to joining Gap, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc., a sporting goods retailer, from August 2015 to August 2016, and with Kraft Foods Group, Inc., a food and beverage company, as Advisor from March 2015 to May 2015, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from December 2013 to February 2015 and as Senior Vice President of Finance from September 2013 to December 2013. From 1994 to September 2013, Ms. List-Stoll served in a series of progressively more responsible positions in the accounting and finance organization of The Procter & Gamble Company, a consumer goods company, most recently as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to joining Procter & Gamble, Ms. List-Stoll was employed by the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche for almost ten years. Ms. List-Stoll is a member of the board of directors of Microsoft Corporation.

Walter Lohr

Mr. Walter G. Lohr, Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Lohr was a partner of Hogan Lovells, a global law firm, for over five years until retiring in June 2012 and has also served on the boards of private and non-profit organizations. Prior to his tenure at Hogan Lovells, Mr. Lohr served as assistant attorney general for the State of Maryland. He has extensive experience advising companies in a broad range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, contests for corporate control and securities offerings. His extensive knowledge of the legal strategies, issues and dynamics that pertain to mergers and acquisitions and capital raising has been a critical resource for Danaher given the importance of its acquisition program.

John Schwieters

Mr. John T. Schwieters is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Schwieters has served as Principal of Perseus TDC, a real estate investment and development firm, since July 2013. He also served as a Senior Executive of Perseus, LLC, a merchant bank and private equity fund management company, from May 2012 to June 2016 and as Senior Advisor from March 2009 to May 2012. Within the past five years Mr. Schwieters has served as a director of Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Choice Hotels International, Inc.

Alan Spoon

Mr. Alan G. Spoon is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Spoon has served as Partner Emeritus of Polaris Partners, a company that invests in private technology and life science firms, since January 2015. Mr. Spoon has been a partner at Polaris since May 2000, and served as Managing General Partner from 2000 to 2010. Mr. Spoon is also a member of the board of directors of each of Fortive Corporation, IAC/InterActiveCorp., Match Group, Inc. and Cable One, Inc. In addition to his leadership role at Polaris Partners, Mr. Spoon previously served as president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of one of the country’s largest, publicly-traded education and media companies, and has served on the boards of numerous public and private companies. His public company leadership experience gives him insight into business strategy, leadership and executive compensation and his public company and private equity experience give him insight into technology and life science trends, acquisition strategy and financing, each of which represents an area of key strategic opportunity for the Company.

Raymond Stevens

Prof. Raymond C. Stevens, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. Professor Stevens has served as Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, and Director of The Bridge Institute, at the University of Southern California, a private research university, since July 2014. From 1999 until July 2014, he served as Professor of Molecular Biology and Chemistry with The Scripps Research Institute, a non-profit research organization. Professor Stevens is also Founding Director of the iHuman Institute at ShanghaiTech University, and has launched multiple biotechnology companies focused on drug discovery.

Elias Zerhouni

Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D. is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Zerhouni has served as President, Global Research & Development, for Sanofi S.A., a global pharmaceutical company, since January 2011. From 2008 until 2011, he provided advisory and consulting services to various non-profit and other organizations as Chairman and President of Zerhouni Holdings. From 2002 to 2008, Dr. Zerhouni served as director of the National Institutes of Health, and from 1996 to 2002, he served as Chair of the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vice Dean for Research and Executive Vice Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Zerhouni, a physician, scientist and world-renowned leader in radiology research, is widely viewed as one of the leading authorities in the United States on emerging trends and issues in medicine and medical care. These insights, as well as his deep, technical knowledge of the research and clinical applications of medical technologies, are of considerable importance given Danaher’s strategic focus in the medical technologies markets. Dr. Zerhouni’s government experience also gives him a strong understanding of how government agencies work, and his experience growing up in North Africa, together with the global nature of the issues he faced at NIH and his role at France-based Sanofi, give him a global perspective that is valuable to Danaher.

Matthew Gugino