Mr. Rales is a co-founder of Danaher and has served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Danaher since 1984. Mr. Rales was President of the Company from 1984 to 1990. Mr. Rales is also a member of the board of directors of each of ESAB Corporation and Enovis 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 the Company’s shareholders.