Honeywell taps Lederer to lead fire and sensor units

Gary Lederer, who joined Honeywell in 2000 via its Pittway Corporation acquisition, is set to lead Honeywell Life Safety (HLS), Fire Solutions America, as well direct operations for Fire Systems and System Sensor, which are both housed under the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions’ Life Safety business unit.

Honeywell announced that Lederer will report to Honeywell Life Safety President Mark Levy. Veteran Honeywell executives Todd Rief and Tom Potosnak will be working under Lederer leading Honeywell Fire Systems America and Systems Sensor Americas respectively.

Lederer is no stranger to Honeywell having held leadership positions at System Sensor and Honeywell Environmental and Combustion Controls and, most recently, led the HLS Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Fire Systems business.

“Gary is an accomplished leader with many years of experience building our Life Safety business, introducing a broad range of fire system products to market and continuing to focus on our customers,” said Levy. “Under Gary’s leadership, our seasoned management team, highly recognized brands and superior customer service will continue to position Honeywell as a strong industry leader.”

Allen Fritts, who served as president for Honeywell Fire Systems Americas, and John Hakanson, who served as president of Honeywell Sensing and Devices under which System Sensor currently operates, are retiring and will assist with the transition though May 2013.

“We thank Allen and John for their years of service, everlasting contributions and commitment to our Life Safety business and industry,” Levy said. “Their leadership was instrumental in building highly successful product portfolios and strong customer relationships within their respective businesses, and led the way into expanded growth and consistent industry recognition.”

Honeywell Fire Systems is the global leader and provider of innovative fire alarm, emergency communications and advanced detection solutions which are marketed as highly-regarded endorsed brands including Silent Knight, Notifier, Gamewell-FCI and Fire-Lite. System Sensor is a global manufacturer of fire detection and notification devices, specializing in smoke detection and notification technology.

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