Dr. Rajeev Gautam serves as president and chief executive officer of Honeywell’s UOP, a strategic business unit of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies. Honeywell’s UOP is a leading international supplier of process technology, catalysts, engineered systems, and technical and engineering services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, chemical, and gas processing industries.
Before being named to his current post, Rajeev served as vice president and chief technology officer of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies. During the last 30 years he has held key positions within UOP, spanning research and development, engineering, and marketing, including vice president and chief technology officer of UOP; director of the Process Technology & Equipment business; technology director for Platforming and Isomerization Technologies; product line manager for the Aromatic Derivatives business; senior manager of Adsorption Technology; and manager of Molecular Sieve Process Technology.
Rajeev began his career with Union Carbide in 1978, which became part of a joint venture with UOP in 1988. Throughout his career Rajeev has championed innovative solutions for industry needs and has been responsible for the development and commercialization of a broad range of catalytic and separations applications for the refining, petrochemical and gas processing industries.
Rajeev earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University. Additionally, he holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.