H. Lawrence Culp, Jr.
Class of 1985
President and CEO of Danaher Corporation from 2001 to 2014, Larry Culp is an alumnus of Washington College and Harvard Business School, where he earned his MBA in 1990.
Mr. Culp 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 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 tripled to more than $13 billion and the Company’s market capitalization 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.