Honeywell, Melville, N.Y., confirmed that JoAnna Sohovich decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities. Sohovich was named president of Honeywell Security & Communications in August, 2010 after holding several executive positions in various Honeywell businesses.
“We thank JoAnna for her contributions to the Security Group as well as other Honeywell businesses and wish her well in her future endeavors. Honeywell Security has a strong leadership team in place committed to delivering for our customers and ensuring a smooth transition while we execute our succession plan. We will share news regarding our new leadership as soon as we finalize this process,” the company stated.
The company also announced Scott Harkins was appointed to replace Sohovich and lead Honeywell Security Group’s (HSG) products businesses in the Americas.
“Scott is a respected leader and his presence brings a continuity that will help keep Honeywell focused on its primary objective — developing and delivering high-quality security technology for our customers,” Rothman said. “Scott has broad experience in every facet of security — from intrusion to video to access control, and that will help us to further deliver on the real potential of systems integration.”
Harkins joined Honeywell in 1995. For the past three years, he has overseen the company’s video surveillance and access control divisions, where he was instrumental in introducing technology such as Honeywell’s MAXPRO® VMS (video management system) platform, NetAXS-123 scalable access control system, and the Honeywell Software Development Kit (HSDK) designed to simplify system integration. Under his direction, Honeywell also built a complete entry-level-to-enterprise-system portfolio of video and access solutions.
In his new role, Harkins will also manage Honeywell’s intrusion portfolio, which is the security industry’s largest and includes ADEMCO security systems, AlarmNet radio communications, Total Connect™ remote services and the First Alert Professional dealer program.