The technology-excellence award is presented each year to a company that has gone to great lengths in contributing to Arizona’s technology industry through sustained business presence, corporate citizenship, community involvement, and business success.
"Honeywell has been a fabulous partner to both the state’s technology community, and to the Arizona Technology Council," said Donna Kent, president of the Arizona Technology Council, which hosts GCOI along with the Arizona Department of Commerce. "It is critical to our state’s economy that all of our technology companies, large and small, continually enhance their offerings. Honeywell’s growth and success in Arizona is a result of its commitment to that philosophy of innovation."
Three of Honeywell’s businesses employ a total of 12,500 people in Arizona – Honeywell Process Solutions, Honeywell Aerospace and Honeywell Electronic Materials. The company has seen strong growth and success in Arizona during the past three decades. Jack Bolick, president of Honeywell Process Solutions, accepted the award on behalf of the company at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation ceremony earlier this month.
The GCOI Awards is the largest statewide awards event for technology companies in Arizona. Seven awards were presented this year, with winners chosen from a pool of more than 100 entrants. Recipients are selected by a panel of 10 judges who represent Arizona’s technology, business and education sectors.
Honeywell was honored with the 2006 Pioneering Innovation Award at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) in Arizona.