Honeywell Chairman And CEO David M. Cote To Receive 2016 American Football Coaches Foundation CEO Coach Of The Year
July 18, 2016
This is the highest honor bestowed by the organization, whose inaugural recipient in 2006 was Jeffrey R. Immelt, the CEO of General Electric. Former Domino's Pizza CEO David Brandon, former MidAmerican Energy Holdings CEO David Sokol, former HP CEO Mark Hurd, FedEx Corp. Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith, BP Capital L.P. Chairman and CEO T. Boone Pickens, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex W. Tillerson, AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson, and Berkshire Hathaway Energy Chairman and CEO Greg Abel, received the honor in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Cote was selected for the award by a unanimous vote of the AFCF® Board of Directors. He will be honored at The Foundation's CEO Coach of the Year Dinner, held at The Waldorf Astoria® in New York, N.Y., on November 28, 2016.
“I am honored to be named CEO Coach of the Year and to be recognized by the American Football Coaches Foundation,” Cote said. “CEOs and football coaches are one and the same in that we lead groups of people to achieve greatness so that the team will benefit and succeed.”
“Dave Cote's proven performance track record, leadership and vision for Honeywell during his 15 years as Chairman and CEO has transformed the Company into one that is held up as a prime example of one of the best run, most dynamic and innovative companies in the world today. And, Dave is revered as one of the world's best CEOs,” AFCA Executive Director Todd Berry said. “There is no question why the AFCF Board of Directors voted him our 2016 AFCF CEO Coach of the Year. This is a very deserving honor for one of the great business leaders of our time.”
In 2002, Cote was named Chairman and CEO of Honeywell. Under Cote's leadership, Honeywell transformed from an under-performing company with three competing cultures (AlliedSignal, Pittway and the legacy Honeywell) to “One Honeywell,” a recognized global industrial and technology leader that is making strategic investments in products, processes, people and geographies and has a strong financial track record, disciplined processes and an outstanding, mobilized workforce of approximately 130,000 worldwide.