Earl Thompson


"I am inspired and proud of the unique culture we are building at Verathon. It is fueled by talented, genuine people, dedicated to serving our customers and guided by our compelling mission and values."

As President, Earl is passionate about delivering exceptional products and experiences for all our customers. He is committed to ensuring Verathon continuously improves all aspects of our business, maintaining our competitive edge through innovation and optimization of our operations, products and processes. Most importantly, Earl is the catalyst of the Verathon 7 values and committed to building a  unique and special culture which attracts and retains talented people. 

Earl joined Verathon in 2016, bringing more than 30 years of multi-industry and global leadership experience. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Time Domain Business Unit with Tektronix/Danaher. Prior to joining Danaher, Earl held executive roles and senior leadership positions with Intermec Technologies and Agilent Technologies/Hewlett-Packard. He brings significant leadership experience in multiple functional areas including general management, marketing, business development, and product generation. Earl holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University and an MBA from Gonzaga University.

What do you enjoy the most about being part of the Verathon team?
Verathon is a truly unique and special place. The group of people I am fortunate to work and collaborate with every day is what is most enjoyable about this journey. We are building Verathon together, and every employee has the opportunity to make a difference. Our mission is also personally inspiring. The role we play in empowering health care providers to improve and extend patients’ lives is compelling.

What are you most excited about for Verathon’s future?
Our potential as a company is significant. Our core markets are healthy with fundamental growth drivers and unique characteristics. The leadership positions we occupy are attractive and provide a strong platform for future growth. If we continue to execute and strengthen in all facets of what we do, including continuing to drive compelling innovation and exceptional customer experiences, our future will be bright.

How would you describe the perfect weekend?
A quiet weekend up in the Cascade mountains with my family. This includes long dog walks, a round of golf with family and friends, and just enjoying the scenery and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. Every weekend is a different experience.