Honeywell’s Darius Adamczyk
has been appointed to the newly created role of President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective immediately, reporting to Chairman and CEO Dave Cote. The heads of all Honeywell businesses along with HOS Gold will report to Adamczyk, 50, who will be an executive officer of the Corporation. As COO, Adamczyk will work closely with Cote to drive continued profitable growth of Honeywell’s operating businesses through HOS Gold breakthrough growth strategies, including advanced software offerings that complement the Company’s diverse technology portfolio.
“Honeywell’s success over the past decade has set the stage for continued growth of our dynamic portfolio,” Cote said. “Our growth strategy focuses on winning in high-growth regions, blending superior software capabilities with our advanced physical technologies to excel as a cyber-industrial company, and effectively using HOS Gold to achieve breakthrough goals with small company speed. Having a proven leader as our COO will enable us to more rapidly achieve these critical growth priorities.”
Since 2014, Adamczyk has served as President and CEO of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT), a global leader in the development of high-performance products and solutions, including low global warming refrigerants, specialty films for healthcare and photovoltaic applications, leading technologies for the global refining and petrochemicals industry, and process solutions with $9.3 billion in revenue in 2015. Succeeding Adamczyk will be Rajeev Gautam
, who will also be an executive officer. Gautam has served as President of Honeywell UOP
since 2009 while leading expansion into new markets such as gas, biofuels and water treatment; driving breakthrough strategies that blend software with process technologies and controls systems (Connected Performance Services); and introducing breakthrough process technologies such as methanol-to-olefins, on-purpose propylene and bottom-of-the-barrel upgrading.
“Honeywell is extremely fortunate to have a deep and talented bench, and today’s leadership appointments demonstrate our ability to develop future generations of leaders. I have the utmost confidence in Darius’ ability to have a significant impact in the new role of President and COO, and to work closely with Honeywell’s talented senior leadership team to drive continued growth and excellence, execute our strategic plans, and deliver value to shareowners and customers,” Cote said.
“Rajeev has deep technical experience, unmatched industry knowledge and unique insights into customer needs stemming from his decades of experience in the oil and gas industry,” Adamczyk said. “Most recently, he has driven breakthrough growth strategies that leverage Honeywell UOP’s leading process technology capabilities and Honeywell Process Solutions
controls systems to create unparalleled value for customers. He is an ideal choice to drive HOS Gold, advanced software capability, robust new product introduction and the continued success worldwide of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies.
Honeywell also announced that Rebecca Liebert will succeed Gautam as President of Honeywell UOP. “Rebecca is a proven leader with a track record of sustained achievement in multiple industries, in both good times and bad,” Gautam said. “She has the customer insights, industry knowledge and management skills to build on Honeywell UOP’s great positions within its markets and to continue to outperform.”
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