Honeywell is combining the Honeywell Security Group (HSG) and Honeywell Fire Safety (HFS) businesses to form the new Honeywell Security and Fire (HSF) business unit within Honeywell Automation & Control Solutions (ACS). The combination of the two businesses, according to a statement from Honeywell, offers a broader and more robust portfolio of best-in-class products and end-to-end connected solutions for homes and buildings.
The new business will be led by David Paja as president of HSF, reporting to Alex Ismail, president and CEO of ACS. Paja, who joined Honeywell in 2003, most recently served as president of Honeywell Security Group. He also served as vice president and general manager for Honeywell Transportation Systems in China and India and has extensive global business, operational and marketing expertise.
Gary Lederer, president of the legacy Honeywell Fire Safety business, will focus on projects supporting the integration of the businesses until 2016, when he will retire. His leadership and contributions in the past 27 years in the life safety industry, including 16 with Honeywell, leave a terrific legacy in Honeywell’s fire business, the company noted.
Honeywell sees this move as an exciting opportunity for Honeywell and its customers, and says the creation of this new business unit underscores the company’s continued commitment to strengthen the depth of its technology and product offerings. These businesses are a natural fit because of their shared legacy of life-saving innovation that has made them leaders in the industry.
Honeywell sales leaders within the legacy HSG and HFS businesses will remain in place to ensure continued focus on their customers’ success. The company says it remains committed to supporting its customers with the same level of reliable and quality products, service and delivery throughout this process, with a focus on transparency and open communication.