Philip W. Knisely

Advisor, Clayton, Dubilier and Rice

Philip W. Knisely

Advisor, Clayton, Dubilier and Rice

Biography

Mr. Knisely has served for over 20 years as a senior executive in the diversified industrials category, most recently as Chairman of Atkore International, a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of electrical and metal products. Mr. Knisely spent a decade as Executive Vice President and Corporate Officer of Danaher Corporation where he was responsible for businesses totaling more than $4 billion in sales. Prior to Danaher, Mr. Knisely co-founded Colfax Corporation, a designer, manufacturer, and distributer of fluid handling products, serving as President and CEO. Previously, Mr. Knisely was President and CEO of AMF Industries, a privately held diversified manufacturer, and spent ten years at Emerson Electric. He is the former Chairman of Roofing Supply Group. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Darden School Foundation at the University of Virginia, where he received his M.B.A. Mr. Knisely was also a GM Fellowship Scholar at General Motors Institute, where he earned a B.S. in industrial engineering.

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