Honeywell CEO David Cote: An American Competitiveness Agenda. Through Honeywell chairman and CEO David Cote’s tenure, stock price is up 84 percent and total shareowner return is plus 215 percent, outperforming the S/P 500. What does the United States need to do to compete as effectively on the world market? Cote has a strategy."
Dave Cote is chairman and CEO of Honeywell. He was elected president, CEO, and a member of Honeywell’s board in February 2002 and named chairman of the board shortly thereafter. Under Cote’s leadership over the past decade, Honeywell has delivered strong growth in sales, earnings per share, segment profit, and cash flow. In 2010, Cote was named by President Barack Obama to serve on the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Cote was named co-chair of the US–India CEO Forum by President Obama in 2009,and has served on the Forum since 2005. Cote has received several awards, including the Distinguished Achievement Award from B’nai B’rith International in 2011, the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Foreign Policy Association in 2007, and the Peter G. Peterson Award for Business Statesmanship from the Committee for Economic Development (CED) in 2001.
Chrystia Freeland is the Canadian Member of Parliament for the riding of Toronto Centre. After starting as a Ukraine-based stringer for the Financial Times, Washington Post, and The Economist, she went on to do many jobs at FT, including deputy editor, UK news editor, Moscow bureau chief, Eastern Europe correspondent, editor of its weekend edition, editor of FT.com, and US managing editor. From 1999 to 2001, she was deputy editor of The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. In 2010, Freeland joined as editor-at-large for Thomson Reuters, where she most recently worked as managing director and editor of consumer news. She is the author of Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else (2012), a New York Times bestseller which won the National Business Book Award and the Lionel Gelber Prize in 2013. She is a co-chair of the Liberal Party’s Economic Advisory Council and the Party’s critic for International Trade.