JoAnna Sohovich named head of Honeywell Security and Communications

A veteran of Honeywell's control systems business is the new head of Honeywell's Security and Communications group in the Americas. The Melville, N.Y.-based security and communications division announced today that JoAnna Sohovich will serve as president of the business unit. She takes over for Ron Rothman, who was promoted to president of Honeywell Security Group in early 2010. The Honeywell Security Group is the parent group for the security and communications unit, a channel-focused unit which produces sensors, communication devices and control platforms for security and fire systems used in residential properties and commercial facilities.

Sohovich brings an extensive leadership background from within Honeywell. She previously served as vice president and general manager of Honeywell Commercial Control Systems, and also brings experience from Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions unit as well as the Aerospace and the Specialty Materials business. Sohovich, a former U.S. Navy officer, is a Naval Academy graduate and holds a M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.

"I'm honored to lead a business with such a rich history in the security industry, and one that has long been regarded as a leader in intrusion technology," Sohovich said in a statement announcing her appointment as president of the unit. "There are exciting new developments in this industry that will greatly shape the way today's homes and businesses are secured, and I'm looking forward to working with our dealers and integrators to help usher in these new technologies."