Dr. Rajeev Gautam is President and CEO of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT), a global leader in providing advanced materials, process technologies and automation solutions, with sales of $10.3 billion in 2017.
PMT delivers high-performance products and solutions including low-global-warming-potential refrigerants, automation and software for process industries, and process technologies for the refining, petrochemical and gas processing industries. The business also delivers a portfolio of advanced solutions via Honeywell Connected Plant, which helps the company’s industrial customers turn data into insight that enables plants to run more efficiently and reliably.
Prior to this role, Rajeev served as President of Honeywell UOP, one of the leading suppliers of process technologies that have formed the foundation for most of the world’s refiners, efficiently producing gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, petrochemicals and renewable fuels. He also served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of PMT. During the last 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 Rajeev 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 MBA from the University of Chicago.