Honeywell names John Gugel to lead Honeywell UOP business

Honeywell names John Gugel to lead Honeywell UOP business
John Gugel.
Published: 1 July 2018 - 3 a.m.
By: Jumana Abdel-Razzaq

Honeywell has announced the appointment of John Gugel as president of Honeywell UOP.

With more than 25 years serving in numerous roles at Honeywell UOP, Gugel is an established leader in the oil and gas processing industries.

He succeeds Rebecca Liebert, who had been president of Honeywell UOP since 2016. Gugel reports to Rajeev Gautam, president of Honeywell’s Performance Materials & Technologies division, and who also served as president of UOP from 2009 to 2016.

Prior to his current role, Gugel served as vice president and general manager UOP’s Process Technology and Equipment business, and prior to that, held the same role as head of UOP’s Gas Processing and Hydrogen business.

He earned bachelors and Masters degrees in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Honeywell UOP was founded in Chicago in 1914 to commercialize the first process technology for the mass production of gasoline. The company introduced catalysis to the refining industry in 1933, and later created the core technologies for the modern petrochemicals industry.


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