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Gilsdorf named as Honeywell Process Solutions president

13 January 2009

The vice president of Honeywell’s EMEA business has risen to the ranks of president of the company’s Process Solutions business, according to an announcement last week. Norman Gilsdorf replaces Jack Bolick who has retired.

Norman Gilsdorf, vice president of Honeywell Process Solutions
Norman Gilsdorf, vice president of Honeywell Process Solutions

Roger Fradin, president and chief executive officer of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, said: “Norm’s background, capabilities, and proven track record as a senior leader make him a perfect fit to lead the business forward.”

At UOP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc., Gilsdorf was the senior vice president and general manager of the Process Technology and Equipment business, which served the refining, petrochemical and gas processing industries. Previously he was responsible for UOP’s Catalysts, Adsorbents and Specialities business unit. He joined UOP in 1977.

Gilsdorf spent five years working for UOP in the United Kingdom in various roles, where he served as director of sales and services across Europe, Middle East, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), India and Africa for the petrochemical industries. He also spent seven years in Moscow as director of sales and services for the CIS region, where he and his team helped launch UOP into Russia in the1990s.

Gilsdorf holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University (Lafayette, Indiana, USA) and an MBA in international business and finance from Northwestern University (Chicago, USA).

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