President and CEO, Performance Materials and Technologies
Dr. Rajeev Gautam is President and CEO of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT). Having announced his decision to retire after 43 years at Honeywell, Rajeev is working closely with his successor, Vimal Kapur, to ensure a smooth transition. After Aug. 13, 2021, Rajeev will move into a new role through the end of January 2022 as President Emeritus, Honeywell PMT, with responsibility for ensuring smooth customer transitions in PMT and helping to enable UOP growth.
Rajeev led the PMT business group for five years. Prior to this role, Rajeev served as President of Honeywell UOP and Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of PMT. Over more than 30 years, he has held key positions within UOP, spanning research and development, engineering, and marketing, including vice president and chief technology officer of UOP.
Rajeev began his career with Union Carbide in 1978 and became part of UOP through a joint venture in 1988. Throughout his career, he has championed innovative solutions for industry needs and has been responsible for the development and commercialization of a broad range of catalytic and separations applications for the refining, petrochemical and gas processing industries.
Rajeev earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University. Additionally, he holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.