Board of Directors

  • Thomas P. Joyce, Jr.

    Tom is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Danaher Corporation. Since September of 2014, Tom has led Danaher’s $18B global, multi-industry portfolio of businesses. With the help of Danaher’s 67,000 associates world-wide, he has strengthened Danaher’s focus as a leading science and technology company through the strategic acquisition of more than two dozen companies, and the spin-off of Fortive Corporation into an independent, publicly traded company.

    Tom brings more than 25 years of deep and diverse Danaher leadership experience to his role. Since joining Danaher in 1989, Tom has held progressive leadership roles in marketing, manufacturing and general management. Throughout his tenure, Tom has played a key role in developing and evolving the Danaher Business System, the corporation’s proprietary toolset for customer centric continuous improvement. A dedicated people leader, Tom has also spearheaded far-reaching efforts to align the company and culture around a shared purpose, and to build a deeply engaged workforce at all levels.

    Tom was promoted to Group Executive and Corporate Officer in 2002 and Executive Vice President in 2006. Just prior to his current role, he had responsibility for the Water Quality platform and Life Sciences & Diagnostics segments of the corporation.

    Before joining Danaher, Tom spent seven years in the manufacturing practice group at Andersen Consulting. He earned a B.S. in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross, where he now sits on the Board of Trustees. He is on the Board of Directors of MedStar Health and The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.  He is also a member of The Business Council and the Business Roundtable.  Tom and his wife Claire live in Washington, D.C., and have four children.

  • Donald J. Ehrlich

    Mr. Ehrlich has served on Danaher’s Board of Directors since 1985. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Schwab Corp., a manufacturer of fire-protective safes, files, cabinets and vault doors, from January 2003 to July 2008, and has also served on the boards of private and non-profit organizations.

    Mr. Ehrlich also founded and served as the chairman and chief executive officer of an NYSE-listed, publicly-traded manufacturing company, and has also founded and served as CEO of two privately held manufacturing companies. As an entrepreneur and business leader who began his career on the factory floor, has been awarded over fifteen patents and worked his way to leadership of a large, publicly-traded company, Mr. Ehrlich has a broad understanding of the strategic challenges and opportunities facing a publicly-traded manufacturing company such as Danaher. He also has a broad, functional skill-set in the areas of engineering, finance, capital allocation and executive compensation

  • Linda Hefner Filler

    Ms. Hefner Filler has served on Danaher’s Board of Directors since 2005. She has served as President, North America of Claire's Stores, Inc., a specialty retailer, since March 2013. From May 2007 to June 2012, she served as Executive Vice President of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., an operator of retail stores and warehouse clubs, and from April 2009 to June 2012 as Chief Merchandising Officer for Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart. From May 2004 through December 2006, Ms. Hefner Filler served as Executive Vice President - Global Strategy for Kraft Foods Inc., a food and beverage company.

    Ms. Hefner Filler has served in senior management roles with leading retail and consumer goods companies, with general management responsibilities and responsibilities in the areas of marketing, branding and merchandising. Understanding and responding to the needs of our customers is fundamental to Danaher’s business strategy, and Ms.Hefner Filler’s keen marketing and branding insights have been a valuable resource to Danaher’s Board. Her prior leadership experiences with large public companies have given her valuable perspective for matters of portfolio strategy, capital allocation and global business practices.

  • Teri List-Stoll

    Ms. List-Stoll has served on Danaher’s Board of Directors since September 2011. She has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. a food and beverage company, since December 2013 after service as Senior Vice President of Finance from September 2013 to December 2013. Prior to joining Kraft Foods Group, Ms. List-Stoll served from 1994 to September 2013 in a series of progressively more responsible positions in the accounting and finance organization of The Procter & Gamble Company, most recently as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to joining Procter & Gamble, Ms. List-Stoll was employed by the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche for almost ten years.

    Ms. List-Stoll oversees the finance and accounting function for a leading consumer goods company. Her experience dealing with complex finance and accounting matters for Kraft Foods Group and, previously, Procter & Gamble gives her an appreciation for and understanding of the similarly complex finance and accounting matters that Danaher faces. In addition, through her leadership roles with large, global companies, she has insight into the business practices that are critical to the success of a large, growing public company such as Danaher.

  • Walter G. Lohr, Jr.

    Mr. Lohr has served on Danaher’s Board of Directors since 1983. He was a partner of Hogan Lovells, a global law firm, for over five years until retiring in June 2012 and has also served on the boards of private and non-profit organizations.

    Prior to his tenure at Hogan Lovells, Mr. Lohr served as assistant attorney general for the State of Maryland. He has extensive experience advising companies in a broad range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, contests for corporate control and securities offerings. His extensive knowledge of the legal strategies, issues and dynamics that pertain to mergers and acquisitions and capital raising have been a critical resource for Danaher given the importance of its acquisition program.

  • Mitchell P. Rales

    Mr. Rales is a co-founder of Danaher and has served on Danaher’s Board of Directors since 1983, serving as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Danaher since 1984. He was also President of Danaher from 1984 to 1990. In addition, for more than the past five years he has been a principal in private and public business entities in the manufacturing area. Mr. Rales is a member of the board of directors of Colfax Corporation, and is a brother of Steven M. Rales.

    The strategic vision and leadership of Mr. Rales and his brother, Steven Rales, helped create the Danaher Business System and have guided Danaher down a path of consistent, profitable growth that continues today. In addition, as a result of his substantial ownership stake in Danaher, he is well-positioned to understand, articulate and advocate for the rights and interests of Danaher’s shareholders.

  • Steven M. Rales

    Mr. Rales is a co-founder of Danaher and has served on Danaher’s Board of Directors since 1983, serving as Danaher’s Chairman of the Board since 1984. He was also CEO of Danaher from 1984 to 1990. In addition, for more than the past five years he has been a principal in private business entities in the area film production. Mr. Rales is a brother of Mitchell P. Rales.

    The strategic vision and leadership of Mr. Rales and his brother, Mitchell Rales, helped create the Danaher Business System and have guided Danaher down a path of consistent, profitable growth that continues today. In addition, as a result of his substantial ownership stake in Danaher, he is well-positioned to understand, articulate and advocate for the rights and interests of Danaher’s shareholders.

  • John T. Schwieters

    Mr. Schwieters has served on Danaher’s Board of Directors since 2003. He has been a Senior Executive of Perseus, LLC, a merchant bank and private equity fund management company, since May 2012 after serving as a Senior Advisor from March 2009 to May 2012 and as Vice Chairman from April 2000 to March 2009. He has also served as Principal of Perseus Realty, LLC since July 2013. Mr. Schwieters is a member of the board of directors of Choice Hotels International, Inc., and within the past five years has also served as a director of Smithfield Foods, Inc.

    In addition to his roles with Perseus, Mr. Schwieters led the Mid-Atlantic region of one of the world’s largest accounting firms after previously leading that firm’s tax practice in the Mid-Atlantic region, and has served on the boards and chaired the audit committees of several NYSE-listed public companies. He brings to Danaher extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of public accounting, tax accounting and finance, which are areas of critical importance to Danaher as a large, global and complex public company.

  • Alan G. Spoon

    From 2000-2018, Mr. Spoon served as Partner Emeritus, General Partner and from 2000-2010, Managing General Partner of Polaris Partners, a venture capital company that invests in information technology and life sciences firms.  Mr. Spoon is also a member of the board of Fortive Corporation, IAC/InterActiveCorp., Match Group, Inc. and Cable One, Inc.

    In addition to his leadership role at Polaris Partners, Mr. Spoon previously served as president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of one of the country’s largest, publicly-traded education and media companies, and has served on the boards of numerous public and private companies. His public company leadership experience gives him insight into business strategy, leadership and executive compensation and his public company and private equity experience give him insight into technology and life science trends, acquisition strategy and financing, each of which represents an area of key strategic opportunity for the Company.

  • Raymond C. Stevens, Ph.D.

    Professor Stevens is currently Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, and Director of The Bridge Institute, at the University of Southern California, where he has served since July 2014.  From 1999 until July 2014, he served as Professor of Molecular Biology and Chemistry with The Scripps Research Institute, a non-profit research organization.  Professor Stevens is also Founding Director of the iHuman Institute at ShanghaiTech University, and has launched multiple biotechnology companies focused on drug discovery.

  • Elias A. Zerhouni

    Dr. Zerhouni served as President, Global Research & Development, for Sanofi S.A., a global pharmaceutical company, from 2011 - 2018. From 2008 until 2011, he provided advisory and consulting services to various nonprofit and other organizations as Chairman and President of Zerhouni Holdings. From 2002 to 2008, Dr. Zerhouni served as director of the National Institutes of Health, and from 1996 to 2002, he served as Chair of the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vice Dean for Research and Executive Vice Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

    Dr. Zerhouni, a physician, scientist and world-renowned leader in radiology research, is widely viewed as one of the leading authorities in the United States on emerging trends and issues in medicine and medical care. These insights, as well as his deep, technical knowledge of the research and clinical applications of medical technologies, are of considerable importance given Danaher’s strategic focus in the medical technologies markets. Dr. Zerhouni’s government experience also gives him a strong understanding of how government agencies work, and his experience growing up in North Africa, together with the global nature of the issues he faced at NIH and his role at France-based Sanofi, give him a global perspective that is valuable to Danaher.