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Feb 02, 2018

Danaher announced Matthew McGrew will become the firm's CFO, effective Jan. 1, 2019. He will replace Daniel Comas, who will continue as an executive vice president and a member of the Office of the Chief Executive as he begins a gradual transition to retirement. McGrew joined Danaher in 2004 as director M&A Finance. He currently is Group CFO of Danaher's Diagnostics and Dental platforms. Comas has been with Danaher since 1991 and became its CFO in 2005. 

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