Picture EBD Group BIO-Europe Spring 2019 BES Wien Partnering Opens 600x60px
Document › Details

Danaher Corporation. (3/31/14). "Press Release: Danaher Announces Leadership Appointments". Washington, D.C..

Organisations Organisation Danaher (Group)
  Organisation 2 AB Sciex Pte. Ltd.
  Group Danaher (Group)
Products Product LIFE SCIENCES
  Product 2 diagnostics (medical/biological)
Persons Person Blair, Rainer M. (Danaher 201701 EVP Life Sciences before Head Life Sciences + AB Sciex + Videojet + MAPEI + BASF)
  Person 2 Kaldowski, Arnd (Danaher 201403– VP + Head Diagnostics Business before President of Leica Biosystems division)

Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) announced today several leadership appointments. Martin Gafinowitz has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Group Executive with responsibility for Danaher's $1.5 billion Gilbarco Veeder-Root platform, which includes Navman Wireless and Teletrac, Danaher's recently acquired vehicle tracking and fleet management businesses.

Rainer Blair has been appointed Vice President and Group Executive with responsibility for Danaher's $2.5 billion Life Sciences platform, which includes AB SCIEX, Leica Microsystems, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences and Molecular Devices.

Arnd Kaldowski has been appointed Vice President and Group Executive with responsibility for Danaher's $4.5 billion Diagnostics platform, which includes Beckman Coulter, Leica Biosystems and Radiometer.

Joakim Weidemanis has been appointed Vice President and Group Executive with responsibility for Danaher's $1.5 billion Product Identification platform, which includes Videojet, Linx Printing Technologies, FOBA, Esko and X-Rite.

In addition to these internal promotions, Danaher also announced that Mark A. Beck has joined the company as Executive Vice President, reporting directly to H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Beck will oversee Danaher's $2 billion Water Quality platform, which includes the market leading, global brands of Hach-Lange, Trojan Technologies, ChemTreat and McCrometer.

Mr. Beck, 48 years old, joins Danaher from Corning, Inc., where he most recently held the position of Executive Vice President, Environmental Technologies and Life Sciences. During his 18 year tenure at Corning, Mr. Beck held positions in new business development, manufacturing strategy, marketing, and product line management within multiple business units. He was responsible for leading a number of successful innovation programs to deliver new products for high growth opportunities. Mr. Beck has lived and worked in Asia. He is a graduate of Pacific University and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Mr. Culp stated, "Danaher's most important core value is 'The Best Team Wins.' We are excited to announce these promotions and appointment today to strengthen further the Danaher leadership team. Martin, Rainer, Arnd and Joakim have earned their promotions with the significant contributions they have made to the growth and evolution of Danaher as a global science and technology company. We look forward to their future successes in these expanded roles. In addition, I am very pleased that Mark Beck has joined the Danaher team. Mark is an accomplished leader with extensive global experience in strategy development, technology, innovation, and accelerating organic and inorganic growth."

* * * *

Danaher is a science and technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers. Our premier brands are among the most highly recognized in each of the markets we serve. The Danaher Business System provides a foundation to our 66,000 associates around the world, serving customers in more than 125 countries. In 2013, we generated $19.1 billion of revenue. For more information please visit our website:

Please contact:

Matt R. McGrew
Vice President, Investor Relations
Danaher Corporation
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 800W
Washington, D.C. 20037
Telephone: (202) 828-0850
Fax: (202) 828-0860

Record changed: 2016-03-19


Picture EBD Group BIO-Europe Spring 2019 BES Wien Vienna Austria 273x168px

More documents for Danaher (Group)

To subscribe to our free, monthly mass spectrometry newsletter, please send an e-mail to and simply fill the subject line with the word »MSC Newsletter«

To get even more information, please take a look at our [gs] professional services offering and read the gene-sensor Product Flyer [PDF file]

Please visit also our web portals for the Eurpean life sciences and the life sciences in German-speaking Europe (DE, AT & CH) at and


Picture [LSUS] – The Business Web Portal 600x60px

» top