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Danaher appoints Julie Sawyer Montgomery to Executive Vice President for Diagnostics

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) ("Danaher" or the "Company"), a leading global life sciences and diagnostics innovator, today announced that Julie Sawyer Montgomery will succeed Joakim Weidemanis as Executive Vice President, Diagnostics effective as of July 1, 2024. Mr. Weidemanis will support the transition over the next three months and will retire from Danaher on September 30, 2024 after 13 years of service.

Ms. Sawyer Montgomery, currently Vice President and Group Executive of Danaher's Clinical Diagnostics businesses, will become an executive officer of Danaher reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer, Rainer Blair.

Rainer Blair commented: "Julie's exceptional leadership has been instrumental in driving growth and improving performance at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics and, more recently, across our Clinical Diagnostics businesses. During her tenure Julie has shown tremendous commitment to supporting our customers, building winning teams, driving innovation and leading with the Danaher Business System. I look forward to seeing Julie apply her skills and experiences to help ensure the ongoing success of our entire Diagnostics franchise, as we work to improve outcomes for patients with faster, more accurate diagnoses."

Ms. Sawyer Montgomery joined Danaher in 2017. In her current role, she is responsible for providing strategic leadership across Danaher's Diagnostics businesses. Previously, she held positions of increasing responsibility and was the President of Beckman Coulter Diagnostics. Before joining Danaher, Ms. Sawyer Montgomery held leadership roles at Hospira Infusion Systems, Boston Scientific and Boston Consulting Group. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Columbia University, a Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.


Mr. Weidemanis joined Danaher in 2011. Among his many accomplishments, he most recently led our Diagnostics businesses and previously oversaw our Product Identification and Water Quality platforms, which are now part of Veralto Corporation.

Mr. Blair added: "It has been a privilege to work alongside Joakim for the past 13 years. His contributions have been pivotal in evolving strategy, furthering growth, innovation, operational excellence and developing leaders across our businesses. On behalf of our Board of Directors, associates and shareholders, I want to thank Joakim for helping to make Danaher a better, stronger company."

Danaher is a leading global life sciences and diagnostics innovator, committed to accelerating the power of science and technology to improve human health. Our businesses partner closely with customers to solve many of the most important health challenges impacting patients around the world. Danaher's advanced science and technology - and proven ability to innovate - help enable faster, more accurate diagnoses and help reduce the time and cost needed to sustainably discover, develop and deliver life-changing therapies. Focused on scientific excellence, innovation and continuous improvement, our approximately 63,000 associates worldwide help ensure that Danaher is improving quality of life for billions of people today, while setting the foundation for a healthier, more sustainable tomorrow. Explore more at

Statements in this release that are not strictly historical, including the statement regarding the prospects for our Diagnostics businesses and any other statements regarding events or developments that we believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from those suggested or indicated by such forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements.  These factors include, among other things: unanticipated, further declines in demand for our COVID-19 related products, the impact of global health crises, the impact of our debt obligations on our operations and liquidity, deterioration of or instability in the global economy, the markets we serve and the financial markets, uncertainties with respect to the development, deployment, and use of artificial intelligence in our business and products, uncertainties relating to national laws or policies, including laws or policies to protect or promote domestic interests and/or address foreign competition, contractions or growth rates and cyclicality of markets we serve, competition, our ability to develop and successfully market new products and technologies and expand into new markets, the potential for improper conduct by our employees, agents or business partners, our compliance with applicable laws and regulations (including rules relating to off-label marketing and other regulations relating to medical devices and the health care industry), the results of our clinical trials and perceptions thereof, our ability to effectively address cost reductions and other changes in the health care industry, our ability to successfully identify and consummate appropriate acquisitions and strategic investments, our ability to integrate the businesses we acquire and achieve the anticipated growth, synergies and other benefits of such acquisitions, contingent liabilities and other risks relating to acquisitions, investments, strategic relationships and divestitures (including tax-related and other contingent liabilities relating to past and future IPOs, split-offs or spin-offs), security breaches or other disruptions of our information technology systems or violations of data privacy laws, the impact of our restructuring activities on our ability to grow, risks relating to potential impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets, currency exchange rates, tax audits and changes in our tax rate and income tax liabilities, changes in tax laws applicable to multinational companies, litigation and other contingent liabilities including intellectual property and environmental, health and safety matters, the rights of the United States government with respect to our production capacity in times of national emergency or with respect to intellectual property/production capacity developed using government funding, risks relating to product, service or software defects, product liability and recalls, risks relating to our manufacturing operations and fluctuations in the cost and availability of the supplies we use (including commodities) and labor we need for our operations, our relationships with and the performance of our channel partners, uncertainties relating to collaboration arrangements with third-parties, the impact of deregulation on demand for our products and services, the impact of climate change, legal or regulatory measures to address climate change and our ability to address stakeholder expectations relating to climate change, labor matters and our ability to recruit, retain and motivate talented employees representing diverse backgrounds, experiences and skill sets, non-U.S. economic, political, legal, compliance, social and business factors (including the impact of military conflicts), disruptions relating to man-made and natural disasters, inflation and the impact of our By-law exclusive forum provisions.  Additional information regarding the factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements is available in our SEC filings, including our 2023 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2024.  These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and except to the extent required by applicable law, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events and developments or otherwise.


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