Rothman retires from Honeywell, Paja named new president

Friday, January 16, 2015

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell announced today that Ron Rothman, who has been with the company for 30 years, has retired. David Paja, 45, will take over as president of Honeywell Security Group on Jan. 19.

Ralph Sevinor, president of Wayne Alarm Systems in Lynn, Mass., has worked with Rothman for more than 30 years.

“I am saddened to hear that Ron Rothman is leaving. He helped to truly form our industry. It will be a great loss to the industry,” Sevinor told Security Systems News.

Sevinor called Rothman “a true security professional who had the industry in his veins.”

Rothman has served as president of Honeywell Security Group since January 2010 and will remain with Honeywell through June to assist with the transition.

Paja will be based in Melville, N.Y., and will report to Alex Ismail, president and CEO of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions.

“Ron has been a strong and passionate leader. In his more than 30 years in the security industry and at Honeywell, he built lasting customer relationships and drove the development of innovative products and solutions that helped transform the market,” Ismail said in a prepared statement.

Paja has been with Honeywell since 2003, but he has not worked in the security division. Most recently Paja served as VP and GM for Honeywell Transportation Systems in China and India. According to Honeywell, he led a team that drove significant growth for the business, securing long-term contracts with domestic and global OEMs.

Previously, he was VP of global marketing for Honeywell Turbo Technologies.

Paja will lead Honeywell’s nearly $3-billion global security business, a provider of security products and technologies. The business also includes the distribution company ADI.