MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., July 8, 2011 – Honeywell today announced that Mike Lang, 47, has been named the company's Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective immediately. He will report to Honeywell's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dave Cote and will be based in Morris Township, N.J. Lang was most recently Vice President and CIO of Honeywell's $15 billion Automation and Control Solutions (ACS) business. He succeeds Bask Iyer, who is leaving the company to pursue other career opportunities.
"Mike's 20 years of experience in IT leadership and extensive knowledge of systems integration following 20 acquisitions over the past four years in our ACS business gives him a unique perspective for this role," said Cote. "He is an exceptional leader who has driven progressive IT change initiatives that have helped to drive more efficient, productive, and profitable operations within the business. His customer-service orientation, self-awareness, and strong business acumen make him a good fit for our executive team. I am confident that Mike will continue to accelerate our functional transformation program and productivity improvements, while simultaneously improving the services and capabilities of our IT function."
In his new role, Lang will be responsible for deploying new technology and the core tools necessary to drive Honeywell's businesses and strengthen IT's role as a critical business partner throughout the company. His role includes increasing productivity and improving the effectiveness of Honeywell's IT, while safeguarding the company's critical information, intellectual property, and physical resources. He will also lead the Honeywell IT Council, which sets the direction and focus for the function.
In his previous role at Honeywell, Lang was responsible for driving progressive change initiatives, providing strategic oversight of the IT function, and creating strong business partnerships within the company's ACS business. ACS is the company's automation and control business that provides customers with solutions that deliver productivity, comfort, safety, and reliability in industry, retail, and residential settings. Before this role, Lang served as Vice President and CIO for Honeywell Building Solutions (HBS), a strategic business unit of ACS.
Prior to Honeywell, Lang served in a variety of leadership positions at General Electric (GE), most recently serving as global Chief Technology Officer for GE's Insurance Solutions business. Prior to joining General Electric in 1989, Lang worked at Diebold, Inc. and Westfield Companies.
Lang earned an undergraduate degree in computer science from Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio.