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.