Honeywell appoints CEO, president of Homes business

Morris Plains-based conglomerate Honeywell announced Wednesday that it has appointed Michael G. Nefkens as CEO and president of its Homes business, effective May 14.

Nefkens will report directly to Gary Michel, CEO and president, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, until the Homes business spins off later this year.

“I am truly honored to have this opportunity to join one of the world’s leaders in supporting the Connected Home and to work with an extremely talented global workforce to enable us to lead the Internet of Things era,” Nefkens said. “We have the capability to provide tremendous value for customers in comfort and convenience, security and energy efficiency.”

Prior to Honeywell, Nefkens was executive vice president and general manager, Enterprise Services, at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

“Mike has demonstrated that he is a smart and strategic leader, adept at building a strong customer-focused culture,” said Honeywell Chairman and CEO Darius Adamczyk. “He has a deep understanding of how integrating software platforms and services can deliver the connected solutions that Homes customers require, and we are confident that his appointment — coupled with our recent appointment of Roger Fradin as chairman of the board — will position the new company for success.”

Honeywell announced its intent to spin the Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution business as well as the Transportation Systems business, into two publicly-traded companies, in October 2017.