Tom Joyce is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Danaher Corporation. Since September of 2014, Tom has led Danaher’s $18B global, multi-industry portfolio of businesses. With the help of Danaher’s 67,000 associates world-wide, he has strengthened Danaher’s focus as a leading science and technology company through the strategic acquisition of more than two dozen companies, and the spin-off of Fortive Corporation into an independent, publicly traded company.
Tom brings more than 25 years of deep and diverse Danaher leadership experience to his role. Since joining Danaher in 1989, Tom has held progressive leadership roles in marketing, manufacturing and general management. Throughout his tenure, Tom has played a key role in developing and evolving the Danaher Business System, the corporation’s proprietary toolset for customer centric continuous improvement. A dedicated people leader, Tom has also spearheaded far-reaching efforts to align the company and culture around a shared purpose, and to build a deeply engaged workforce at all levels.
"We’ve always believed that the best team wins. But we’ve learned that the best team is also the most engaged team. The best, most engaged team is deeply committed to its organization’s purpose, its reason for being.”
Tom was promoted to Group Executive and Corporate Officer in 2002 and Executive Vice President in 2006. Just prior to his current role, he had responsibility for the Water Quality platform and Life Sciences & Diagnostics segments of the corporation.
Before joining Danaher, Tom spent seven years in the manufacturing practice group at Andersen Consulting. He earned a B.S. in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross, where he now sits on the Board of Trustees. He is on the Board of Directors of MedStar Health and The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. He is also a member of The Business Council and the Business Roundtable. Tom and his wife Claire live in Washington, D.C., and have four children.