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Danaher Corporation Announces Executive Appointments

Danaher Corporation today announced three corporate officer appointments. Daniel L. Comas, 40, has been appointed Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development. Lawrence D. Kingsley, 41, has been appointed Vice President and Group Executive. Philip W. Whitehead, 53, has been appointed Vice President, Managing Director.

Mr. Comas joined Danaher in 1991 in the Corporate Development organization. In 1996, he was appointed Vice President, Corporate Development, responsible for Danaher's merger and acquisition activities, and in 1999 he was given additional responsibility for the Corporate Treasury function. In his new role, he will continue to lead the Corporate Development and Treasury teams, as well as assume broader responsibilities for legal services and risk management. Mr. Comas will continue to report to Patrick W. Allender, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Danaher, Mr. Comas was a Financial Analyst with PaineWebber.

Mr. Kingsley joined Danaher in 2000 with the acquisition of Kollmorgen. He served as President of the Special Purpose Systems division of Danaher Motion from 2000 to 2002. Most recently, he has been President of the Industrial Controls Group. In his new role, he will continue to lead the Industrial Controls Group as well as take on additional responsibility for Gems Sensors. Mr. Kingsley will continue to report to Phillip W. Knisely, Executive Vice President. Prior to Danaher, Mr. Kingsley held a variety of marketing and general management positions within Kollmorgen Corporation and the Weidmuller Group.

Mr. Whitehead joined Danaher in 1992 as Managing Director, Veeder-Root - Europe. From 1998 to 2000, he assumed additional responsibilities as Managing Director for Gems Sensors -- Europe and since 2001, he has been Managing Director, Corporate Development -- Europe. Mr. Whitehead will continue to report to Mr. Comas. Prior to Danaher, Mr. Whitehead held increasingly senior positions at Proctor & Gamble and Unilever.

Lawrence Culp, Danaher's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Throughout their Danaher careers, Dan Comas, Larry Kingsley and Phil Whitehead have consistently demonstrated superior leadership and the ability to deliver exceptional results. Dan has been key to Danaher's successful growth and has been instrumental in leading the execution of our global acquisition process. Larry's leadership at Danaher Motion, and more recently in the Industrial Controls Group, has improved our competitive position and helped drive exceptional growth, well ahead of the competition. Phil has played a significant role in the success of our recent acquisition of Radiometer as well as the anticipated acquisition of KaVo, which will form the cornerstones of our Medical Technology platform. I look to Dan, Larry and Phil to continue to provide significant contributions to Danaher in their new roles as we seek to become a premier global enterprise."

Danaher Corporation is a leading manufacturer of Process/Environmental Controls and Tools and Components. (

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