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H. Lawrence Culp, Jr.

Class of 1985
Major/Minor
Economics

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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