Chairman and CEO, Honeywell
Dave Cote is chairman and CEO of Honeywell. He was elected president, CEO, and a member of Honeywell’s board in February 2002 and named chairman of the board shortly thereafter. Under Cote’s leadership over the past decade, Honeywell has delivered strong growth in sales, earnings per share, segment profit, and cash flow. 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 US–India CEO Forum by President Obama in 2009,and has served on the Forum since 2005. Cote has received several awards, including the Distinguished Achievement Award from B’nai B’rith International in 2011, the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Foreign Policy Association in 2007, and the Peter G. Peterson Award for Business Statesmanship from the Committee for Economic Development (CED) in 2001.