Growing up in Cache Valley, Mark James, ’86, Personnel & Industrial Relations, could scarcely have imagined that he would one day lead a workforce of 130,000 spread around the world, and come to also lead procurement and communications for a $37 billion company. Yet since 2007, he has done just that for Honeywell, a global diversified technology and manufacturing company serving customers in aerospace, automation control, automotive, and chemical industries.
The ethical leadership, data-driven rigor, and performance culture instilled by James were recognized this year when he was named the HR Executive of the Year by HRE Magazine. In presenting the Huntsman School Professional Achievement Award, Dean Anderson stated that “Mark’s focus on strategy and execution, and attention to building a culture of performance make him one of the outstanding executives in our country. The results he has produced throughout his career are a tremendous example to the entire Huntsman School community.”