Udo Panenka (1969) was appointed President effective in January 2015. Udo previously served as Senior Vice President with responsibility for the global Esko Sales, Service and Marketing organization. Prior to joining Esko in August 2014, Udo was Vice President and General Manager for Kollmorgen’s Industrial Automation business for Europe and India.
Since joining Danaher in 2008, he has held a number of other executive positions within the company. Prior to Danaher, he held key sales, marketing and general management leadership positions with ABS Deutschland, RITZ Pumpenfabrik and New Haden Pumps. Udo has a BA degree in Management from Berufsakademie Heidenheim, Germany.