Darius Adamczyk (born February 8, 1966) is an American businessman. He is the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Honeywell, an American multinational conglomerate.
Early life and education
Adamczyk was born in Poland on February 8, 1966, and immigrated to the US at the age of 11, speaking no English.His family settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He went to Michigan State University to study electrical and computer engineering, where he received his bachelor's degree. He received a master's degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University, and an MBA from Harvard University.
Adamczyk started his career with General Electric in 1988, as an electrical engineer. He later spent four years at Booz Allen Hamilton, a consulting firm, followed by positions at Ingersoll-Rand PLC and Metrologic.
In 2008, Adamczyk was CEO of Metrologic Inc when Honeywell purchased the holding company for $720 million. After the purchase, Adamczyk joined Honeywell's executive team. He became president of Honeywell Process Solutions in 2012 and then became president and CEO of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies in 2014. In June 2016, it was announced that David M. Cote would step down as CEO of Honeywell at the end of March 2017 and Adamczyk would succeed him. Cote continued as executive chairman through April 2018, when he stepped down and Adamczyk was elected chairman.