Honeywell has announced that 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.
"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."
"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.
Honeywell also announced that Rebecca Liebert will succeed Gautam as President of Honeywell UOP. After serving at Alcoa, Nova Chemicals and Arco Chemical Co., Liebert joined Honeywell in 2006 as Vice President/General Manager of the Electronic Materials business, where she was instrumental in leading the business into new markets, diversifying the product portfolio, driving new product development along with operational efficiency, and steering the business through a severe industry downturn and positioning it for a strong recovery.
"Rebecca is a proven leader with a track record of sustained achievement in multiple industries, in both good times and bad," Rajeev Gautam, who will success as Adamczyk, 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."
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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