As Chairman and CEO of Honeywell since 2002, David M. Cote has focused the company on Growth, Productivity, Cash, People and the company's Enablers - Honeywell Operating System, Velocity Product Development™ and Functional Transformation. In short — innovation in every area.
Innovation has been the driving force behind Honeywell since 1885. It began with the invention of the energy-saving “damper flapper” and has continued throughout all areas of the company. Today Honeywell is a leader in a wide range of industries with products in everything from the Space Shuttle to more than 100 million homes and businesses.
Just as significant as the company’s growth is the company’s understanding of how to apply technology from one area into another. For instance, wireless technology used in the aerospace industry has been utilized in ED&S security and comfort control products — proving that innovation isn’t only developing technology, but is also finding new ways to improve the quality of life in many areas.