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H. Lawrence Culp, Jr.

Class of 1985

Former economics major Larry Culp, president and CEO of Danaher Corporation since 2001, received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1990.

Mr. Culp has played a key role in the creation of Danaher’s strategic vision, including the evolution of Danaher’s Portfolio to a leading science and technology company. Mr. Culp has also played a leadership role in the development of the Danaher business system, the common operating philosophy and model deployed across Danaher. During Mr. Culp’s tenure, Danaher’s revenues have tripled to more than $13 billion and the Company’s market capitalization has increased fourfold to more than $32 billion.

Mr. Culp began his Danaher career in 1990 at Veeder-Root where he became President in 1993. He subsequently became a Group Executive and Corporate Officer in 1995 where he had primary leadership responsibility for Danaher’s Environmental Test Measurement businesses.

While at Washington College, Culp was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order.

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