Honeywell appoints Harkins to replace Sohovich

In expanded role, Harkins will be responsible for all of Honeywell’s products businesses in the Americas
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell today announced that Scott Harkins will replace JoAnna Sohovich, who resigned from her role as president, Honeywell Security & Communications, on Dec. 2. Sohovich moved to a job outside of the security industry and is now president, Industrial & Automotive Repair (NA, Asia & EMPG) at Stanley Black & Decker.

Harkins who has overseen Honeywell’s video surveillance and access control divisions, has been appointed to a newly created role and will now oversee Honeywell Security Group’s (HSG) products businesses in the Americas.

Security Systems News yesterday reported the news that Sohovich had resigned.

In this new, expanded role, Harkins will be responsible for Honeywell’s intrusion portfolio, which includes ADEMCO security systems, AlarmNet radio communications, Total Connect remote services and the First Alert Professional dealer program.

Harkins will report directly to HSG President Ron Rothman.

“Scott is a respected leader and his presence brings a continuity that will help keep Honeywell focused on its primary objective—developing and delivering high-quality security technology for our customers,” Rothman said in a prepared statement.

Harkins joined Honeywell in 1995. Harkins has been “instrumental in introducing technology such as Honeywell’s MAXPRO VMS (video management system) platform, NetAXS-123 scalable access control system, and the Honeywell Software Development Kit (HSDK) designed to simplify system integration. Under his direction, Honeywell also built a complete entry-level-to-enterprise-system portfolio of video and access solutions,” according to a press release from Honeywell.

“No other company has been a part of this industry longer, or has a wider technology portfolio than Honeywell. I’m looking forward to helping our company continue this legacy and providing the tools and resources our customers need to help drive this industry forward,” Harkins said in a prepared release.

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