I’m preparing for another trip to HUG—Honeywell User Group—but this time for the first time the conference will not be held in Phoenix. The members opted for San Antonio. That’s not the only change. Vimal Kapur has been named the new president of Honeywell Process Solutions this week. It seems like only yesterday, well 2012 I guess, when Darius Adamczyk was introduced as Honeywell Process president in place of Norm Gilsdorf, who had only shortly before replace Jack Bolick.
Gilsdorf had moved the headquarters to London from Phoenix causing a major turnover in senior staff. The HQ moved to Houston, and I see that it is staying there. This is a lot of turnover in a relatively short period of time. We usually think that stable leadership is essential to long-term growth. It will be interesting to see what they say about the changes.
The Honeywell release says Kapur is a near-30-year veteran of the process automation industry, with Honeywell for more than 25 years. He has held a number of key strategic business positions within Honeywell including vice president of Global Marketing and Strategy for HPS, and managing director for Honeywell Automation India Limited (HAIL). Prior to this appointment, he was vice president/general manager of the Advanced Solutions line of business for HPS.
Kapur graduated from Thapar Institute of Engineering in Patiala, India, as an electronics engineer with a specialization in instrumentation. He is Six Sigma certified for DMAIC and Growth.
He will be located in Houston, Texas.