Morris Plains-based Honeywell named Brian S. Cook as vice president of Corporate Development and global head of Mergers & Acquisitions, reporting to Senior Vice President and CFO Thomas A. Szlosek. Cook succeeds Anne Madden, who was recently named as Honeywell’s senior vice president and general counsel.
“Brian has been responsible for leveraging Honeywell’s acquisition strategy effectively to establish a stronger portfolio that positions us for the long term. His leadership in identifying adjacent market opportunities and new platform investments has been instrumental in driving Honeywell’s growth,” said Szlosek. “He is the right leader to take our M&A strategy to the next level and continue to aggressively create shareowner value.”
Cook has been with Honeywell since 2001 and was named vice president of corporate development in 2006. He led the execution of numerous high-value acquisitions, including Elster ($5.1 billion), Novar plc ($2.4 billion), Intelligrated ($1.5 billion), Sperian Protection ($1.4 billion), and Norcross Safety Products ($1.2 billion). Cook also served as a director of corporate finance for Honeywell.
Before Honeywell, Brian was a director within the Transaction Services Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he advised large corporate and financial sponsor clients on M&A and other strategic transactions. Cook earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Rhode Island.