Melissa Aquino

Senior Vice President, Water Quality Segment

As SVP and Group Executive of Veralto’s Water Quality segment, Melissa and her team help customers holistically address water safety and scarcity, responsible water management, and climate change.

Melissa brings more than 20 years of Danaher leadership experience to Veralto, most recently serving as President of Cepheid during a period of intense growth and expansion. She previously served as President of Leica Biosystems and McCrometer, and as VP of the Danaher Business System Office.

Melissa began her Danaher career as Product Manager at Hach and later served as Business Unit Director for the US, France, and Germany. During her time at Hach, she launched a product focused on recycling hazardous chemicals for customers. Before joining Danaher, she held roles in R&D Process Engineering and Market Research at Procter & Gamble.

Melissa is passionate about associate engagement and serves as the executive sponsor for the Veralto Women + Friends Associate Resource Group (ARG). She was the first executive sponsor of the Danaher Women + Friends Associate Resource Group and serves on a nonprofit board for a charity focused on health and mental services for abused women.

Melissa holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from the University of Colorado. She lives with her family in Temecula, California.

“As a leadership team, we are committed to our purpose and to creating a company culture built on authenticity and inclusivity. Everybody can bring the best of themselves to work.”