David M. Cote is chairman and CEO of Honeywell, a $40 billion technology and manufacturing corporation. He was elected president, CEO, and a member of Honeywell's Board in February 2002, and named chairman of the Board on July 1, 2002. During Mr. Cote's fourteen years of leadership, the company has delivered strong growth in sales, earnings per share, segment profit, cash flow, and a total shareowner return of approximately 500 percent. Mr. Cote currently serves as a Class B director to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, also known as the Simpson-Bowles Commission. He is co-chair of the U.S.-India CEO Forum, a founding member of the steering committee of the Campaign to Fix Debt, and a vice chair of the Business Roundtable. Mr. Cote has received numerous accolades, including the Horatio Alger Award and CEO of the Year by Chief Executive magazine. He has also been named a World’s Best CEO by Barron’s for four consecutive years. Mr. Cote earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire. He is based in Morris Plains, NJ.