Ron Rothman succeeds Ben Cornett as Honeywell Security Group president

Cornett to retire in 2011
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Ron Rothman, who’s been president of Honeywell Security & Communications since 2002, will replace Ben Cornett as president of Honeywell Security Group, the company announced on Feb. 1.

According to Jim Green, Honeywell business communications leader, Rothman will “serve as the interim leader of Honeywell Security & Communications until a successor is announced.” No timeline has been established for that announcement, he said.

Rothman began his career at ADEMCO in the 1980s. In his new role, Rothman will report to Roger Fradin, president and CEO of Automation and Control Solutions.

“Ron is a highly accomplished industry leader with many years of experience building our security business, growing new and long-term customer relationships, and bringing product innovations to market,” said Fradin in a prepared statement. “Under Ron, our stable industry leadership, superior customer service, brand recognition and new product pipeline will continue to position Honeywell as a strong industry leader.”

Cornett became president of Honeywell Security Group in 2002. He will now serve as chairman of the security business and will assist with the transition until his retirement in March 2011.

“I want to thank Ben for his 15 years of business leadership where he accelerated our global expansion, established strong customer relationships, and founded our highly successful Partner of Choice program,” Fradin said in a prepared statement. “Ben had been instrumental in building this leading business committed to our customers’ success and had been repeatedly recognized with coveted industry accolades for his lasting contributions.”