Honeywell’s chairman and CEO named to board of Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson named Darius Adamczyk, chairman and CEO of Honeywell, to its board of directors.

“I am delighted to welcome Darius to Johnson & Johnson’s board of directors,” said Alex Gorsky, executive chairman, Johnson & Johnson. “Darius is an accomplished global leader with decades of experience and a track record of growing businesses. He is also a champion of sustainability and investments in innovation to improve the lives of people around the world. Darius’s extensive knowledge of numerous business sectors will add important dimension and a unique perspective to the Johnson & Johnson board of directors. I am incredibly proud of the background, diversity and caliber of all our board members and, on behalf of the board, we look forward to working with Darius as the company continues to deliver transformational innovation, create healthier communities and put better health within reach of more people around the world.”

Adamczyk is a visionary who brings decades of global business leadership experience and operational and regulatory expertise. In his current role as chairman and CEO of Honeywell, he has helped to bring solutions and technology to market that help to make the world safer, more productive and more sustainable, and built a culture of excellence. Before stepping into the CEO role, Adamczyk served as president and chief operating officer. Prior to this, he served in multiple leadership roles across Honeywell’s business segments. Adamczyk joined Honeywell in 2008 when Metrologic, a manufacturer of laser and scanning technology where he was CEO, was acquired. Adamczyk has also previously held leadership positions with Ingersoll-Rand and Booz Allen Hamilton, and he began his career as an electrical engineer at General Electric.

Adamczyk currently serves as the vice chair of the U.S.-China Business Council, as a member of the Business Roundtable board of directors and as a member of the Business Council and Aspen Economic Strategy Group. He holds an MBA from Harvard University, a master’s degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Michigan State University.

“I am honored to join Johnson & Johnson’s board of directors at this important time for both the company and for the future of health care,” Adamczyk said. “Johnson & Johnson is a values-driven organization that is helping people lead better lives and creating healthier communities. I look forward to working with my fellow directors in support of the management team as they continue to create long-term value for all of Johnson & Johnson’s stakeholders.”

Honeywell announced it was moving its headquarters from Morris Plains to North Carolina in 2018, but maintains a strong presence in the Garden State.