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Mark James

Mark James

Title: Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Communications

Company: Honeywell

Location: Morristown, New Jersey

Educational Background:

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, Security 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 security (physical and cyber), communications (internal and external) 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 is a native of North Logan, Utah.  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. 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, located an hour's train ride from the middle of New York City. They met as students at Utah State University soon after Mark returned from an LDS mission to North Carolina.  They have been married for 35 years and have four children and three grandchildren.  Their son Shawn is a senior in marketing at 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