Honeywell elevates Vimal Kapur as CEO

Honeywell elevates Vimal Kapur as CEO

Kapur's track record and operational expertise positions Honeywell for the next level of outperformance versus peers

  • By ICN Bureau | March 16, 2023

Honeywell announced that Vimal Kapur, President and Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Darius Adamczyk as Chief Executive Officer on June 1, 2023. Adamczyk, who became Chief Operating Officer in 2016, Chief Executive Officer in 2017 and Chairman in 2018, will continue to serve as Executive Chairman of Honeywell.

Kapur was also appointed to the company's board of directors effective March 13, 2023. These moves ensure a seamless leadership transition and position Honeywell for continued outperformance versus peers.

"Vimal is absolutely the right person to lead our company to the next level of growth and stellar performance," Adamczyk said.

"Vimal brings 34 years of deep knowledge about our businesses, end markets and customer needs. His ability to drive our key sustainability and digitalization strategic initiatives, along with his advancement of our world class operating system – Honeywell Accelerator – throughout the organization, gives him an outstanding platform to drive continued outperformance for our shareowners. Honeywell's next operational evolution, under Vimal's leadership, will be the incorporation of Accelerator and standardization of global business models to enable maximal performance in each business segment."

"Vimal is also uniquely capable to drive Honeywell's sustainable innovation and solidify our position to lead in the energy transition. Now more than ever, our customers need our solutions to help their businesses be more efficient and more sustainable, and under Vimal's leadership, Honeywell's sustainability technologies will help our customers achieve their goals, today and into the future."

"In his role as COO, Vimal has driven continued operational execution on our proven value creation framework, all of which is underpinned by Accelerator. We have also made significant strides in advancing our digital solutions – both to enhance our own internal operations and decision-making and in support of our customers to benefit their digitization transformations. The rigor of our digital solutions is a real differentiator for Honeywell and will enable us to achieve consistent and sustained outperformance."

"It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to serve as CEO of Honeywell under Darius' leadership and the leadership of our world class board of directors," Kapur said.

"I have had the privilege to work in a variety of businesses and functions over my three decades with Honeywell. Our high-performance culture and exceptional talent set Honeywell apart from other companies, and our innovation inspires me every day by bringing technologies to market that impact the world in a positive way. Honeywell is playing a major role in making the world a better place, and I am both proud and humbled to take on the CEO role of this great company. I am looking forward to continuing to work with Darius and our board to continue to create value for our shareowners and our customers."

Honeywell also announced that Doug Wright, President and CEO of HBT, will leave the company to pursue another opportunity. Honeywell is pleased to announce the appointment of Billal Hammoud as President and CEO of HBT effective April 1, 2023. Hammoud is currently President of Honeywell's Smart Energy and Thermal Solutions business. Prior to rejoining Honeywell in 2021, Hammoud was President of ESAB Americas and Global Fabrication Solutions. Prior to ESAB, Hammoud was Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell Thermal Solutions. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from Wayne State University.

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