Patrick Allender P’11
Pat Allender served for 18 years as CFO of the Danaher Corporation, which operates a wide variety of businesses, primarily in scientific and technology industries, with annual sales of $16 billion and over 50,000 employees. He became executive vice president in 1999 and oversaw the Danaher Foundation. He retired in February 2007.
Before working for Danaher, Mr. Allender was a partner with Arthur Andersen, LLP. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Brady Corporation, a manufacturer of more than 50,000 industrial identification and specialty coated material products. He is chair since 2007 of Brady’s finance committee and a member of the audit and governance committees.
Since 2008, he has also been a Director for the Colfax Corporation, a world leader in the development, engineering, manufacturing, distribution, service, and support of gas, fluid-handling systems, and welding solutions. Mr. Allender is a member of its audit committee and also chairs the nominating committee. Since 2011, he has also served as a Director of Diebold/Nixdorf Incorporated, a global leader in self-service delivery and security systems and services, and is chairman of the audit committee and a member of the finance committee.
Mr. Allender and his wife, Deborah, are the parents of John Allender ’11. Mr. Allender was a member of the President’s Leadership Council from 2006 to 2008. The Allenders reside in Nevada and Arizona.