Mr. Norman L. Gilsdorf is President of Honeywell, High Growth Regions (HGR), Russia, Central Asia, and the Middle East, leading the planning, investment, and creation of operational structures to establish strong business growth in these key regions. Prior to his current role he served as President, Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), a leading Strategic Business Unit of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions (ACS).
Gilsdorf joined Honeywell in 2006 at the time of Honeywell’s acquistion of the UOP business. Starting in 1977, he began his career at UOP working multiple roles. He lead the growth of the UOP Process Technology and Equipment and Catalyst and Adsorbent businesses, serving the refining, petrochemical and gas processing industries. He lived for eight years in Russia developing and growing the business. He has spent much of the last 10 years developing business for both UOP and HPS in Asia and the Middle East. He serves on the Boards of multiple Joint Ventures.
Gilsdorf has considerable global business experience and is a well known expert and sought after speaker; a knowledgeable and proven business leader with an entrepreneurial intellect. He has a proven track record of driving a One Honeywell approach across the complete portfolio, solving some of the world’s toughest challenges.
Gilsdorf has a chemical engineering degree from Purdue University, where he was recognized in 2010 with a Distinguished Alumni Award. He was also inducted into the Purdue Co-Op Hall of Fame in 2011. He also has an MBA in international business and finance from Northwestern University. He resides in Dubai.
JA Worldwide is committed to systematic impact measurement and recognizes the excercise as a pivotal way to monitor and demonstrate the value JA Worldwide is delivering to young people and to society as a whole.
Over the past several years, JA Wordlwide operations in different parts of the world have been commissioning independent studies to examine the outcomes produced by JA programs in those countries. These studies tell a compeling story of JA’s impact in quantified terms. Furthermore, JA has developed a methodology and framework for measuring outcomes across operations in the years ahead.
As important as these quantitative outcomes measures are, the full impact of any organization is multi-dimensional. It is about lives changed, businesses created, problems solved and many other facets of success.