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Matthew McGrew, Daniel Comas

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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