Vimal Kapur is Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell, a leading software-industrial company focused on air travel, the energy transition, automation, and digitalization for its customers globally. Honeywell solutions make the world more productive, safer, smarter, and more sustainable. He’s focused on enhancing innovation to continue delivering strong financial results, optimizing company operations to drive value, aligning the portfolio to megatrends including maintaining a leadership position in ESG, and developing the nearly 100,000 Futureshapers that work at Honeywell every day across more than 80 countries. He also serves on the company’s Board of Directors.
Prior to becoming CEO, Vimal was President and Chief Operating Officer of Honeywell, where he created new solutions to drive customer’s sustainability and digital transformations, oversaw the five strategic business groups, and managed Honeywell Accelerator, the company’s operating system.
Vimal previously served as President and CEO of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies from 2021 to 2022 and President and CEO of Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT) 2018 to 2021. In both roles, he drove top- and bottom-line growth in increasingly challenging environments. Prior to Vimal’s HBT leadership role, he served as President of Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) where he led the business through an oil and gas downturn and positioned it to emerge as an even stronger competitor in 2015.
Before his leadership roles, Vimal rose through the ranks in HPS, working as the Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategy and the General Manager of the Advanced Solutions business, where he built the foundation of a strong software business. He started his career at a Honeywell Joint Venture in 1989 and eventually became the Managing Director of Honeywell Automation India Ltd in 2006. Vimal graduated from Thapar Institute of Engineering in Patiala, India, as an electronics engineer with a specialization in instrumentation.
Over his more than three-decade career at Honeywell, Vimal has established a deep knowledge of Honeywell’s businesses, end markets and customer needs as well as a deep connection to the company’s Futureshapers. He has a demonstrated ability to evolve business strategies to address dynamic macroeconomic backdrops and to lead high-performing teams that are sincerely connected to Honeywell’s commitment to make the future.
Vimal has been married for more than 30 years and has one adult daughter.