Honeywell announced that Vimal Kapur, current President and CEO of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT), has been appointed to the role of President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. The presidents of all Honeywell Strategic Business Groups will report to Kapur in his new role, while Kapur and all functional leaders will continue to report to Chairman and CEO Darius Adamczyk.
Kapur will continue to perform the role of President and CEO of Honeywell PMT, a business group that develops process technologies, automation solutions, advanced materials, and industrial software, until his successor is named.
Kapur has over three decades of experience across various Honeywell businesses and, as COO, will work closely with Adamczyk to drive the continued profitable growth of Honeywell’s operating businesses. This includes creating new solutions to help customers drive their sustainability transformations and accelerate their digital transformation journeys. Kapur will also oversee the continued integration of Honeywell’s operating system, “Honeywell Accelerator,” across the organization and further its adoption as a learning tool for all Honeywell employees, the company says.
“Vimal is uniquely qualified for this role, having proven his operational capabilities across many different industries, business models, regions, and business cycles,” said Adamczyk. “Vimal has served Honeywell customers for 33 years, and in that time has achieved a deep understanding of the Honeywell portfolio, our end markets, and our customers’ needs. He has successfully driven sustainability and digitalization solutions across our portfolio. I look forward to partnering with Vimal to strengthen our execution and drive further value creation for our customers and shareowners.”
“I’m honored to step into the COO role, where my initial priorities will be to support Darius with a key focus on our sustainability and digitalization solutions,” Kapur said. “By building on and expanding the use of Honeywell Accelerator, we will be able to integrate and innovate with greater speed across our lines of business. These ongoing efforts are at the core of our growth opportunities and, looking ahead, will enable us to advance our collective success.”
Honeywell says under Kapur’s leadership as President and CEO of PMT, the business continues to rapidly pivot its portfolio to sustainable offerings in circularity, energy evolution, environmental transformation, resiliency, and accountability. This includes launching innovative technologies and partnerships with Avangard Innovative and Sacyr with new plastics recycling technology and with TotalEnergies for a petrochemical offtake company. In addition, Kapur and his team introduced large scale renewable energy storage for wind and solar usage with Duke Energy and helped Walmart and AstraZeneca lower their carbon footprint and improve energy efficiency with the Solstice Line of products. The PMT business currently has 20,000 employees and operates in more than 100 countries globally.