Chairman & CEO, Honeywell
Dave Cote joined Honeywell as chairman and CEO in 2002. Under his leadership, the $37 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, has delivered strong growth in sales, earnings per share, segment profit, and cash flow. Honeywell serves a worldwide customer base with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials.
In 2010, Cote was named by President Barack Obama to serve on the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Cote was named co-chair of the U.S.-India CEO Forum by President Obama in 2009, and has served on the Forum since July 2005. In 2007, Cote received the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Foreign Policy Association, and in 2001, he received the Peter G. Peterson Award for Business Statesmanship from the Committee for Economic Development (CED) and the Distinguished Achievement Award from B’nai B’rith International in 2011.
He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. In 2009, Cote was made an honorary professor at the Beihang University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Beijing, China, and in 2011, Cote received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from his alma mater. Cote is a member of the Board of Directors of JP Morgan Chase and is an advisor to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.