• Board of Directors

Steven M. Rales

Mr. Rales is a co-founder of Danaher and has served as Danaher’s Chairman of the Board since 1984.


Mr. Rales was also CEO of the Company from 1984 to 1990, and is a brother of Mitchell P. Rales.

The strategic vision and leadership of Mr. Rales and his brother, Mitchell 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.

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