Scott Zhang was appointed President of Honeywell China on Nov. 1, 2019. He will be responsible for executing Honeywell’s business objectives in the company’s single largest country market outside the U.S.
In the past four year, as President of Honeywell Technology Solutions (HTS), he has been leading the 7,000-people engineering, technology research and development (RD&E) resources of Honeywell across its centers in India, China, Mexico and the Czech Republic to support the company growth, especially in high growth regions (HGRs).
Scott is responsible for building the structure and strategy to grow HTS, leveraging the organization’s scale, footprint and software depth to create a unique and innovative portfolio that includes new product development, software as a service, and engineering solutions to enable Honeywell’s breakthrough growth and meet the needs of its global base.
Before his current role, Scott served as Vice President and General Manager of Asia for Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT) group, where he tripled the revenue and expanded the Asia businesses with an R&D center, 10 production facilities (including four joint ventures) and 19 commercial offices.
Prior to that, Scott worked for Honeywell UOP for 18 years, where he gained extensive experience in research, technology, commercial and new business development. As the chief representative of UOP in China, he maintained UOP’s status as a preferred vendor and trusted partner for key Chinese refiners, while expanded the business to the private sector. He introduced new Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) and OleflexTM propylene dehydrogenation technologies to China to address feedstock challenges and meet the growing demand for light olefins.
Scott graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He earned a master’s degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He also earned an M.B.A. from the Kellogg – HKUST Executive MBA program. Scott is the author of several US patents, technical papers and presentations.