Honeywell CEO David Cote: An American Competitiveness Agenda. Through Honeywell chairman and CEO David Cote’s tenure, stock price is up 84 percent and total shareowner return is plus 215 percent, outperforming the S/P 500. What does the United States need to do to compete as effectively on the world market? Cote has a strategy."
Dave Cote is chairman and CEO of Honeywell. He was elected president, CEO, and a member of Honeywell’s board in February 2002 and named chairman of the board shortly thereafter. Under Cote’s leadership over the past decade, Honeywell has delivered strong growth in sales, earnings per share, segment profit, and cash flow. In 2010, Cote was named by President Barack Obama to serve on the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Cote was named co-chair of the US–India CEO Forum by President Obama in 2009,and has served on the Forum since 2005. Cote has received several awards, including the Distinguished Achievement Award from B’nai B’rith International in 2011, the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Foreign Policy Association in 2007, and the Peter G. Peterson Award for Business Statesmanship from the Committee for Economic Development (CED) in 2001.
Chrystia Freeland is editor of Thomson Reuters Digital. In this role, which she was promoted to in April, Freeland has editorial control of the company’s consumer online, mobile, and digital properties including Reuters.com and its global suite of websites, as well as the flagship NewsPro mobile news applications. Freeland joined the company as Reuters’s global editor-at-large in 2010. Previously, Freeland served as US managing editor of the Financial Times, where she led the editorial development of the paper’s US edition and of US news on FT.com. During this time,the US print edition became the single largest edition of the newspaper. From 1999 to 2001, Freeland served as deputy editor of The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. Freeland authored Sale of a Century, an account of Russia’s journey from communism to capitalism. She won the Business Journalist of the Year Award in 2004.