Rebecca Liebert, President and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell UOP
, was recently announced as a winner of Profiles in Diversity Journal
's 15th Annual Women Worth Watching Awards
In announcing the winners, Publisher James Rector said, “Collectively, these women are forging ahead with global acclaim in strategies that are making a difference in their workplace, marketplace and around the world. These leaders bring an array of life experiences and views that consistently produce a variety of new concepts and ideas.”
As President and CEO of Honeywell UOP, Rebecca directs the world’s leading supplier of process technology, catalysts, engineered systems and technical and engineering services to the global petroleum refining, petrochemical and gas processing industries. She previously served as Vice President and General Manager of UOP’s Catalysts, Adsorbents and Specialties business, where she achieved strong financial performance in a difficult industry environment.
Rebecca’s success is driven by her passion for women in leadership and the empowerment she has found in being a woman in her profession. “I’ve seen my hands-on, roll-up your sleeves, get-it-done approach open doors, generate confidence, build new relationships and close deals. That personal touch means more than people might think,” Rebecca said.
Rebecca joined Honeywell UOP in 2012 from Honeywell’s Electronic Materials division, where she led the business into new markets, diversified the product portfolio and drove new product development, steering the business through an industry downturn and positioning it for a strong recovery. Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky, a doctorate in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.B.A from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Profiles in Diversity Journal® is a quarterly magazine dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, government, nonprofit, higher education and military sectors. For more than 16 years, the publication has helped to stimulate organizational change by showcasing the visionary leadership, innovative programs and committed individuals that are making it happen. See more Honeywell Awards and Recognition.