H. Lawrence Culp

Senior Lecturer of Business Administration

Larry Culp stepped down as Danaher Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer and President in September 2014, following a nearly 14-year run during which revenues and market capitalization increased approximately five-fold to nearly $20 billion and $50 billion, respectively, while at the same time driving shareholder returns five times that of the S&P 500 Index.  He also played a key role in the evolution of the Danaher Business System, the common operating philosophy and model deployed across Danaher.

During Mr. Culp’s tenure, international sales expanded from approximately 40% of total revenues to almost 60% today and the company deployed approximately $25 billion for strategic acquisitions.  Mr. Culp drove the establishment and growth of Danaher’s health care platforms in clinical diagnostics, life sciences and dental.

Investors and analysts alike consistently ranked him as one of the top CEO’s in the annual Institutional Investor surveys.  Harvard Business Review recently named Mr. Culp one of the Top 50 CEO’s in the world.

He joined Danaher in 1990 from Veeder-Root, a Danaher subsidiary, where he became President in April 1993.  In 1995, he was appointed Group Executive and Corporate Officer, with responsibility for Danaher's Environmental and Electronic Test and Measurement platforms.  Mr. Culp also served as President of Fluke and Fluke Networks.  He became an Executive Vice President of Danaher in 1999, Chief Operating Officer in 2000, and President and CEO in May 2001.

He is a Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School, focusing on leadership and general management.

Mr. Culp is currently chair of the Board of Visitors and Governors of Washington College, is a member of the T. Rowe Price Board of Directors and on the Board of Trustees of Wake Forest University.  He is the former chair of the Board of Trustees for Potomac School and served as a Non-Executive Director at GlaxoSmithKline PLC. 

Mr. Culp holds a B.A. from Washington College and MBA from Harvard Business School.