DES PLAINES, Ill., April 5, 2016 — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced that Rebecca Liebert has been named president and CEO of Honeywell UOP, a leading supplier of process technology, catalysts, engineered systems, and technical and engineering services to the global petroleum refining, petrochemical, chemical and gas processing industries. She succeeds Rajeev Gautam, who had served in that role since 2009, and who now serves as president and CEO of the Performance Materials and Technologies division of Honeywell, of which UOP is a part.
Liebert previously served as vice president and general manager of UOP’s Catalysts, Adsorbents and Specialties business, where she achieved strong financial performance in a difficult industry environment. Prior to that, she was vice president and general manager of the company’s Gas Processing and Hydrogen business, tripling sales in only three years to more than $1 billion annually. She joined Honeywell UOP in 2012 from Honeywell’s Electronic Materials business, where she led the business into new markets, diversified the product portfolio, and drove new product development, steering the business through an industry downturn and positioning it for a strong recovery.
Liebert joined Honeywell in 2006 from Alcoa, where she was president of Reynolds Food Packaging. Prior to this, she served as business director for the Solid Polystyrene and High Performance Polystyrene business of Nova Chemicals. She began her career at Arco Chemical Co. as a development engineer.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky, a doctorate in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT) is a global leader in developing advanced materials, oil and gas processing technologies and industrial automation solutions. PMT’s Advanced Materials businesses manufacture a variety of high-performance products, including environmentally friendlier refrigerants and materials used to manufacture products such as bullet-resistant armor, nylon, computer chips and pharmaceutical packaging. Process technologies and equipment from PMT’s UOP business (www.uop.com) are the foundation for the world’s oil and gas industry, efficiently producing gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, petrochemicals, natural gas and renewable fuels. PMT’s Process Solutions business (www.honeywellprocess.com) is a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, industrial power generation, chemicals and petrochemicals, bio-fuels, life sciences, and metals, minerals and mining industries.
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