Jack Bolick earns lifetime achievement award
02 October 2008
Jack Bolick, president of Honeywell Process Solutions, has been named Frost & Sullivan's 2008 North American Process Automation Lifetime Achievement Award winner. The honour is given each year to an individual whose career is characterised by a legacy rich in accomplishment and positive influence in the industry he/she serves.
Honeywell’s Jack Bolick earns lifetime achievement award
Bolick’s leadership has been instrumental in driving growth at Honeywell, which has established itself a global leader in process automation. In 1998, Bolick joined Honeywell with more than 20 years of diverse business experience with a focus on semiconductor and manufacturing materials supply, global marketing and manufacturing strategies that support high-growth markets. He became president of Honeywell Process Solutions in October 2002.
“Jack Bolick is recognised in the industry for having revitalised Honeywell’s process solutions business culture, nurturing the drive toward innovation and placing customers first,” said Art Robbins, President North America Frost & Sullivan. “Leading customers have expressed their faith in his stewardship, accessibility and technology foresight that have helped Honeywell sustain its growth.”
In recent years, Bolick has focused on transforming Honeywell’s image from a distributed control system manufacturer to a total solutions provider. He was prompt in identifying the needs of customers and translating those needs into an organisational vision that created a pipeline of innovative products and technology such as the OneWireless industrial wireless network. As a result, Honeywell has one of the largest installed bases of process automation systems in the world and continues to reshape the process control industry by providing industrial plants with solutions that increase safety, reliability and efficiency.
“The strategy is simple. We start with understanding the customer needs, and then customise the right solution with the right technology,” said Bolick, who holds a master’s degree from North Carolina A&T State University, a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Western Carolina State University in North Carolina, and a Six Sigma black belt certification. “In understanding customer needs, we also learn how to best enhance and upgrade our existing products to truly help them maximise business results.”
The Frost & Sullivan Lifetime Achievement Award acknowledges the recipient’s vision, style of management, and dedication to making a difference in his/her industry and spurring excellence and innovative technology-based solutions for the community. To select the award recipient, the Frost & Sullivan team tracks the career graph of the nominees for the award and takes into account the important contributions they have provided the industry and community.