WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) announced today that its Board of Directors is appointing Joakim Weidemanis to the position of Executive Vice President of Danaher Corporation, with responsibility for the Company's Product Identification and Water Quality platforms. With this appointment, Mr. Weidemanis will become an Executive Officer of the Company.
Mr. Weidemanis, 48 years old, has served in a series of progressively more responsible general management roles since joining Danaher in 2011. Prior to this appointment, he was a Danaher Vice President and Group Executive of the Product Identification platform. Previously, Mr. Weidemanis served as Group President of Videojet, Linx, FOBA/Alltec from 2013 to 2014, President of Videojet from 2012 to 2013, and started at Danaher as President, Developed Markets for Videojet. Earlier in his career, Mr. Weidemanis served in management roles of increasing responsibility at Mettler Toledo, ABB, and Elster Metering.
In his new role, Mr. Weidemanis will continue to report directly to Thomas P. Joyce Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Joyce stated, "Joakim's strong leadership, innovation mindset, and excellent operating skills have added significant value to the growth and success of our Product Identification platform over the past several years. Joakim truly embraces our core values and passion for the Danaher Business System and we look forward to his continued contributions and successes in the years to come."
Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping its customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world. Its family of world class brands has leadership positions in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including health care, environmental and industrial. With more than 20 operating companies, Danaher's globally diverse team of over 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System. For more information, please visit www.danaher.com.
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