EVERETT, Wash.–Barbara B. Hulit has been named president of Fluke Corporation, with responsibility for the Fluke Industrial and Fluke Precision Measurement businesses.
Hulit comes to Fluke from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where she was a vice president and director with responsibility for the firm’s packaged goods sector. As president of Fluke, Hulit will report to Jim Lico, executive vice president for Danaher Corporation, the parent company of Fluke.
"Barbara’s experience, business acumen and keen insight will be invaluable as Fluke continues to strengthen its traditional business and expand into new markets," said Lico. "While at BCG, Barbara has had a long and productive relationship with Danaher and has been an effective business partner in helping drive Danaher’s growth in new market opportunities. Barbara has partnered with many of our senior leaders in strategy and business development, as well as having played an active role in developing our Danaher Business Systems (DBS) Growth Tools initiatives."
Over the past seven years, Hulit has worked extensively with Fluke and was instrumental in the identification of the company’s new indoor air quality and thermography businesses. At BCG, she helped grow the global packaged goods sector by roughly 20 percent annually, leveraging her expertise in uncovering and driving new business opportunities. Her background also includes senior positions in sales and marketing for Noxell Corporation, Frito Lay and Marketing Corporation of America. Hulit holds an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a BA in Marketing from the University of Texas-Austin.
Hulit takes over the helm of one of the most widely recognized test and measurement brands in the world, and will manage its continuing global growth. Fluke now has employees and operations in over 100 countries, with major manufacturing facilities at its worldwide headquarters in Everett WA, USA, as well as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and China. It has recently expanded its reach in the handheld electronic test tool market through three strategic initiatives. A year ago Fluke released its first thermographic imager and recently acquired Infrared Solutions, Inc. In the power quality market, Fluke has expanded three-phase and earth-ground testing with the release of new products and the acquisition of LEM Instruments. Last year Fluke also announced a new line of tools for the indoor air quality market.
Fluke Corporation is the leader in compact, professional electronic test tools. Fluke products are used by technicians and engineers in service, installation, maintenance, manufacturing test and quality functions in a variety of industries throughout the world.