Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> October 30, 2000

Derrick Key – Roper Industries Inc (rop)

DERRICK N. KEY has been President of Roper Industries, Inc. since February 1989, a Director and CEO since December 1991 and was elected Chairman of Roper on November 1, 1994. Mr. Key was Vice President of Roper from June 1982 until February of 1989. Prior to joining Roper, Mr. Key was a management consultant with A.T. Kearney where he was based in London, England until being transferred to Chicago in 1979. Mr. Key has worked extensively in Europe and the Middle East where he resided in the mid-1970s. Mr. Key was born and educated in the United Kingdom. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a short overview and profile of Roper

Industries, Inc.?

Mr. Key: I joined the company back in 1981; at the time we were going

through an LBO. The company was very