Lederer to manage Honeywell Life Safety business unit

Honeywell (Northford, Conn.): Gary Lederer (top photo) will lead Honeywell Life Safety (HLS) – Fire Solutions Americas and oversee Fire Systems and System Sensor, both part of the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions’ Life Safety business. He will report to Honeywell Life Safety President Mark Levy. Under Lederer, Todd Rief (middle photo) will lead Honeywell Fire Systems Americas and Tom Potosnak (bottom photo) will continue to lead System Sensor Americas.

Lederer joined Honeywell in 2000 with the acquisition of the Pittway Corp. He has held leadership positions at System Sensor and Honeywell Environmental and Combustion Controls and, most recently, led the HLS Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Fire Systems business. Rief began his career with Honeywell in 2007 and was most recently vice president of operations for Honeywell Fire Systems Americas.


Potosnak joined System Sensor in 1998 and has led System Sensor Americas for the past four years. Allen Fritts, who served as president for Honeywell Fire Systems Americas, and John Hakanson, who served as president of Honeywell Sensing and Devices under which System Sensor currently operates, are retiring and will assist with the transition though May 2013.


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