James Lico

President & CEO

As founding president and chief executive officer, Jim drives Fortive’s overall vision, drawing on two decades of deep experience at Danaher.


Jim is deeply committed to the development of Fortive’s people, in a dynamic culture of unending learning and growth. He joined Veeder-Root in 1996 and was tapped for roles of increasing responsibility before being appointed executive vice president and member of the Danaher office of the chief executive. His multi-industry responsibilities focused on test and measurement, transportation technologies and industrial technologies.


Jim has also had corporate responsibility for Danaher corporate procurement and served as executive leader for the emerging market regional boards of China, Japan, India and Middle East. Jim ran DBS from 2004 to 2005 and ensures that its key principles continue to inspire the Fortive Business System.


Jim holds a BS from the University of Michigan and a Masters in management from Northwestern University. Jim lives in Seattle with his wife and three children.


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