Honeywell, Northford, Conn., appointed Gary Lederer to lead Honeywell Life Safety (HLS) – Fire Solutions Americas and oversee Fire Systems and System Sensor, both part of the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions’ Life Safety business. He will report to Honeywell Life Safety president Mark Levy. Under Lederer, Todd Rief will lead Honeywell Fire Systems Americas and Tom Potosnak will continue to lead System Sensor Americas.

Lederer joined Honeywell in 2000 with the acquisition of the Pittway Corporation. He has held leadership positions at System Sensor and Honeywell Environmental and Combustion Controls and, most recently, led the HLS Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Fire Systems business.

“Gary is an accomplished leader with many years of experience building our Life Safety business, introducing a broad range of fire system products to market and continuing to focus on our customers,” said Levy. “Under Gary’s leadership, our seasoned management team, highly recognized brands and superior customer service will continue to position Honeywell as a strong industry leader.”

Allen Fritts, who served as president for Honeywell Fire Systems Americas, and John Hakanson, who served as president of Honeywell Sensing and Devices under which System Sensor currently operates, are retiring and will assist with the transition though May 2013.