Appointment reinforces company’s commitment to Aerospace and Defense Business in India

DELHI, June 28, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced the appointment of Pritam Bhavnani as President of Honeywell Aerospace in India. Pritam relocates from Honeywell Aerospace, Phoenix, Ariz., USA, where he was most recently the Vice President of Customer and Product Support. He will be based in Gurgaon, India.

“We look to Pritam to provide direction to Honeywell’s Aerospace business in India and help drive continued growth in this very important market,” Paolo Carmassi, regional president for Europe Middle East, Africa and India at Honeywell Aerospace. “Pritam will work at enhancing the synergies across all partners and contribute to India’s objective of establishing a world-class aerospace and defense industry.”

“India is a very strategic and significant growth pillar for Honeywell and is at the heart of our globalization strategy.  Pritam’s rich experience in developing and executing international strategies including India, combined with his entrepreneurial flair and strong business acumen makes him a great choice to help Honeywell apply capabilities to the needs of the India aerospace and defense market,” said Anil P. Gupta, President & Country Manager, Honeywell India.

“We are excited to have Pritam in India. We look to Pritam to further enhance our  ability to serve our key customers in commercial and defense areas with great responsiveness, and leveraging Honeywell’s considerable technology, engineering and manufacturing talent and presence in India to create huge impact in India and globally using the rich Honeywell Aerospace technologies,” said Dr. Krishna Mikkilineni, Global President of Honeywell Technology Solutions.

In his new role, Pritam will work closely with Carmassi and Gupta to provide direction to the various operations and driving Honeywell initiatives and strategies for aerospace and defense.  Over the last five years, Honeywell’s Aerospace business in India has been growing rapidly, driven by strong capabilities in new technologies that are committed towards India’s safety and security.  

Pritam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University in Wisconsin and an MBA from University of Phoenix in Arizona, USA.

Honeywell International ( is a Fortune 100 global diversified technology and manufacturing leader. Each of the company’s four businesses - Aerospace, Automation and Control Solutions, Transportation Systems, and Specialty Materials - has operations in India. Honeywell has set up state-of-the-art manufacturing and engineering operations for its automation, turbocharger and refining businesses and operates its global centers of excellence for research, product development and innovation in India. Honeywell directly employs more than 10,000 people based in Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Gurgaon, Madurai and several other cities. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

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