Fluke Corporation, a subsidiary of the Danaher Corporation, is a world-wide industrial company that mostly focuses on industrial testing equipment including electronic test equipment. It was started in 1948 by John Fluke, Sr. in the then technologically-unproven northwest. John Fluke was a friend of David Packard, and they were roommates when both were employed at General Electric. Their experiences led both to leave and to the founding of two prominent test and measurement firms: Hewlett-Packard and Fluke, respectively.
Fluke has a number of divisions of their company. Some of these include:
In 2000, the Fluke parent Company, Danaher, decided to spin off the Networks Division into its own company. At the present day, Fluke Networks retains a separate management structure, including having its own President, and no longer exists as a separate incorporated body. Product development now occurs primarily in Everett, WA and Colorado Springs, CO, but there are several smaller development groups around the United States and the World.