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Mark James

Mark James

Title:  Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Communications
Company:  Honeywell
Location:  Morristown, New Jersey


BS, Personnel and Industrial Relations, Utah State University, 1986

Huntsman School Interactions

Professional Achievement Award - April 2, 2014
MSHR Executive Lecture Series - January 18, 2013
Dean's Convocation Speaker - February 18, 2011
Executive Leadership Speaker - April 21, 2010


Mark 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 132,000 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, Mark 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. Mark 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, Mark held a variety of Human Resources positions with Iomega, JM Family Enterprises (Toyota distributor), AT&T and Lockheed Martin.

Mark 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. Mark 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. They met as students at Utah State University, have been married for 30 years and have four children. Their eldest daughter Vanessa and her husband, TJ, are both graduates of BYU and they currently work in New York City. Their eldest son, Tyson, is a Junior in Civil Engineering at BYU. Their youngest son, Shawn, is serving an LDS mission in San Jose, California and upon his return plans continue his studies at USU. Their youngest daughter, Marissa, is a sophomore in High School and plans to attend BYU or USU.

Related Huntsman News Articles

Vision: Mark James (Huntsman Alumni Magazine Spring 2014)
Managing a Global Workforce (Huntsman Alumni Magazine Spring 2014)


HRE Magazine Executive of the Year

MSHR Executive Lecture Series - January 18, 2013

Mark James Interview

Dean's Convocation: February 18, 2011

Executive Leadership Speaker: April 21, 2010