Honeywell Realigns Security Management


Honeywell is realigning the management structure of its
unit that includes its security businesses, beginning with
the promotion Jan. 5 of former Ademco President Roger
Fradin as the new President and CEO of its Automation and
Control Solutions business. Fradin becomes an executive
officer with the company, replacing Kevin Gilligan who
resigned for what Honeywell says was to “to pursue
leadership opportunities outside the company.”

Fradin had been serving as president of Honeywell’s
Automation and Control Products (ACP) which included
security, sensing and control, fire, and environmental and
combustion controls products.

Ben Cornett, Honeywell Security Group president, sees
Fradin’s promotion as a “great
plus” for Honeywell’s overall security businesses. “We’re
to see Roger in the position because he knows the business.
Our customers know and have great respect for him,” Cornett
says. “When Roger says something, you know you can take it
at face value and believe it.”

Fradin had been reporting to Gilligan, but in a change in
management structure, the leaders of the ACP businesses
will continue to report directly to Fradin, along with the
other two divisions of the $7 billion Control Solutions
business – Industry Solutions and Service.

“There’s not any difference. I will still report to Roger,”
Cornett says. “The only difference is that layer has been
taken out. Roger had a layer between us and the company.
We’ve grown closer to the company.”

Fradin’s ties to Honeywell go back to when he joined
Pittway Corp. in 1976 and served as president of its Ademco
division from 1985 to 2000. Pittway was acquired by
Honeywell in December 1999.

“Roger is superbly qualified and his track record of
success in leading several ACS enterprises puts him in
terrific position to drive growth across our entire
portfolio of automation and control businesses,” says
Honeywell Chairman and CEO Dave Cote. “When I joined
Honeywell two years ago, Kevin agreed to remain as leader
of ACS for a period of time to instill a renewed focus on
growth and performance, and to identify his successor and
work toward an orderly transition. As a result of Kevin’s
efforts, Roger is well-prepared to lead ACS, and he will
build on a solid foundation.”

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