Chief Executive Leadership Institute honors Honeywell’s Darius Adamczyk with Legend in Leadership Award
Darius Adamczyk, President and CEO of Honeywell, will receive the Yale Legend in Leadership Award from the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute during the Yale CEO Caucus in Washington, DC on September 14. The award will be presented by Lynn Good, President, President and CEO of Duke Energy Corporation; and Doug Parker, President of American Airlines Group.
Caucus organizer Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, senior associate dean for leadership studies at the Yale School of Management, said:
“Although Darius Adamczyk rarely seeks the limelight, his bold leadership in areas such as environment, social and governance (ESG) provides a remarkable model for how CEOs in manufacturing, aviation and technology can truly transform their organizations’ approach and impact on sustainability.
“Leveraging Honeywell’s 115-year roots in innovation, Adamczyk leads his organization in delivering an impressive array of transformative sustainability solutions across multiple industries.
- Solstice, a new generation of low hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants, which reduces CO2 emissions by more than 99% compared to previous models;
- Green jet fuel from renewable oils (from Honeywell’s exclusive Ecofining process), which reduces aircraft greenhouse gas emissions by 65%;
- Green diesel, which allows an 85% reduction in road and rail transport;
- Flow batteries, which allow excess wind and solar energy to be stored, transported and used when needed in collaboration with Duke Energy;
- Hydrogen delivery systems, which offer an emerging and sustainable alternative to natural gas;
- technology for LNG pretreatment and processing solutions; and proprietary cloud-based sustainability-focused analysis software with multiple applications, ranging from reducing unnecessary energy costs in standard commercial building management systems to optimizing aircraft routes around take-offs and landings in through the optimization of warehouse and logistics operations.
“These impactful solutions, made possible under Adamczyk’s leadership, set the benchmark for meaningful legacy business contributions to the sustainability of key industries in aviation, transportation, heating, logistics, materials, home and building technologies, personal devices, etc. only in the United States, but in international markets such as China, where Honeywell is a key supplier of renewable energy technologies.
“Honeywell has also been doing its part to fight COVID. In addition to the company’s vaunted mask manufacturing operations, which produced hundreds of millions of face masks during the depths of the crisis, Honeywell has also helped countries in need. hardest hit. In India alone, they have established Covid intensive care centers in five cities, equipped with beds, oxygen, personal protective equipment kits and basic medical infrastructure.
“Honeywell was added to the NASDAQ 100 technology index this year, in addition to joining the 30-stock Dow Jones Industrial Average last year, and not a single analyst has a negative rating on Honeywell stock in all major investment banks. Clearly, this is just the beginning. Honeywell’s long-term transformation around sustainability and technology in key markets of energy, life sciences and of digitization, combined with the company’s impressive financial performance with an order backlog approaching $30 billion, will continue to fuel continued sustainable growth for years to come.
The theme for this year’s caucus is “CEOs, Governance, and Strategic Direction: Business Priorities for Global Stability and National Harmony.” The event promises to be a lively and candid discussion with prominent global business leaders from all sectors.
Conference partners include Alix Partners, Cowen, Edelman, EY, Heidrick & Struggles, NewsGuard, Reichman Jorgensen Lehman & Feldberg, Stagwell and UPS.
About the Legend of Leadership Award
The Legend in Leadership Award was established 25 years ago to honor current and former CEOs who serve as living legends to inspire CEOs across industries, sectors and nations. Past recipients include: Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine; Doug Parker, president of American Airlines; Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer; Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson; Lynn Good, CEO, Duke Energy; Lisa Su, CEO of AMD; Anthony Fauci, MD, director of NIAID; Doug McMillon, CEO, Walmart; Arne Sorenson, CEO, Marriott International; Andrew J. Young, Mayor (1982-1990), Atlanta, Georgia, and United States Ambassador to the United Nations (1977-1979); Brian C. Cornell, President and CEO, Target Corporation; Doug McMillan, President and CEO, Walmart; Ivan G. Seidenberg, President and CEO, Verizon Communications; Ken Frazier, Chairman and CEO, Merck & Co.; Randall L. Stephenson, Chairman and CEO, AT&T; Colin Powell, retired U.S. Army four-star general, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–93) and 65th U.S. Secretary of State (2001–05); Virginia M. (Ginni) Rometty, President, President and CEO, IBM Corporation; Janet Yellen, United States Treasury Secretary; Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever PLC; Mary T. Barra, president and CEO of General Motors Company; Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO, Bank of America; David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group; Leonard S. Schleifer, President and CEO, and George D. Yancopoulos, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast; Marillyn Hewson, CEO, Lockheed Martin; Jamie Dimon, CEO, JPMorgan Chase; and Ken Chenault, President and CEO, American Express. The full list of recipients is available online.
About Honeywell, Chairman and CEO, Darius Adamczyk
Darius Adamczyk is Chairman and CEO of Honeywell. He was elected president of Honeywell in April 2018. Previously, he was named president and chief executive officer in March 2017 after serving for a year as president and chief operating officer. In these roles, Darius focused on accelerating Honeywell’s organic growth, expanding margins, transforming the company into a leading software industry, effectively deploying capital, and building a culture of high performance.
Darius joined the company in 2008 when Metrologic, where he served as Managing Director, was acquired by Honeywell. He served as president of Honeywell Scanning and Mobility for four years, doubling the size of the company, before leading a two-year turnaround as president of Honeywell Process Solutions. In 2014, Darius was promoted to President and CEO of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies.
Prior to joining Honeywell, Darius held several management positions at Ingersoll Rand and Booz Allen Hamilton. He started his career as an electrical engineer at General Electric in 1988.
Born in Poland on February 8, 1966, Darius emigrated to the United States when he was 11 years old. He earned his MBA from Harvard University, a master’s degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Michigan State University. . Darius has also completed the GE Edison engineering program, as well as numerous executive development courses at Wharton and Duke, among other institutions.
He received the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Foreign Policy Association as well as the John D. Ryder Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Award from Michigan State University. He was also named “Best CEO” by Institutional Investor in its 2019 All-America Leadership Team, and “Most Admired CEO” by Charlotte Business Journal in 2020.
Darius is vice president of the US-China Business Council, a board member of the Business Roundtable, and a member of the Business Council and the Aspen Economic Strategy Group. Additionally, he was elected to the Johnson & Johnson Board of Directors in 2022.