Spotlight: Mark James

mark jamesMark James is Honeywell's senior vice president of Human Resources, Procurement and Communications, a position he was appointed to in November 2007. Honeywell is a $40B diversified technology and manufacturing company serving customers in aerospace, automation control, automotive and chemical industries. A member of Honeywell's senior leadership team, James is responsible for leading global human resources strategy and programs for the company's 140,000 employees in more than 100 countries. This includes organization and talent development, staffing, learning, compensation and benefits, labor and employee relations, HR services, and the Six Sigma training organization. His role also includes leading the company's procurement, communications and aviation functions. In 2013, he was named HR Executive of the Year by HR Executive Magazine.

Prior to this position, James was vice president of Human Resources and Communications for Honeywell Aerospace, a position he held since October 2004, leading HR strategies for the $12 billion business and its more than 40,000 employees. He joined Honeywell in February 2000 as director of Human Resources for Federal Manufacturing & Technologies in Kansas City and was promoted in March 2001 to vice president of Human Resources for Aerospace Electronic Systems in Phoenix.

Prior to Honeywell, James held a variety of Human Resources positions with Iomega, JM Family Enterprises (Toyota distributor), AT&T and Lockheed Martin. He holds a master's degree from the University of Utah in Public Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources, and a business administration degree in Personnel and Industrial Relations from Utah State University. James is a designated Senior Professional in Human Resources, a Certified Compensation Professional and a Certified Benefits Professional. He is a certified Six Sigma Leadership Black Belt.

Mark and his wife Tammy live in Mendham, New Jersey, located an hour's train ride from New York City. They met as students at Utah State University, have been married for 31 years and have four children.

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