President and Chief Executive Officer
Steve Breitzka leads the newly created joint venture that combined Danaher Tool Group and Cooper Tools in March 2010. As president and chief executive officer, he is responsible for the strategic direction of the privately held company as well as its day-to-day operations.
A Danaher veteran of more than 12 years, Breitzka previously served as Danaher Tool Group executive and corporate vice president of Danaher since April 2007 – a position that included responsibility for Jacobs Chuck Manufacturing Company, The Iseli Company, and Delta Consolidated Industries. Prior to that post, he led (first as president then as group executive and corporate officer) Danaher Sensors and Controls, a global group of separate and distinct operating companies, from 2004 to 2007.
Breitzka has also held president positions with Gems Sensors, Pacific Scientific Aerospace and Fisher Pierce, a power quality business within Pacific Scientific. Breitzka originally joined Danaher with the acquisition of Pacific Scientific Corporation in 1998. Throughout his career, Breitzka has consistently grown market share, improved returns and generated higher levels of cash flow for the businesses he’s managed. With significant merger and acquisition experience, Breitzka understands the nuances involved with setting up a joint venture.
Breitzka earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from Rockford College in Rockford, Illinois.