Honeywell Safety Institute Announced

Becoming a safety education and training leader is part of the strategy to make HSP the world's best-known safety brand.

LAS VEGAS – Honeywell Safety Products leaders laid out the company's 2013-2014 strategic objectives during a June 25 breakfast briefing at ASSE's Safety 2013 conference. They announced the launch of the Honeywell Safety Institute, an effort to become a global leader in safety education and training.

“We will continue to build this until we are second to none in the industry,” said HSP Chief Marketing Officer John Montigny, who has just moved into a new role at the company: running the global Salisbury by Honeywell business.

Becoming a safety education and training leader is part of the strategy to make HSP the world's best-known safety brand, said Montigny and Jack Boss, president of HSP. The company is driving human factors into its product development and leveraging digital and voice capabilities, the user experience, and advanced materials, said Boss, who said their research indicates there is not a recognized global leader in safety training and education at present.

Boss described progress made since the acquisition of major brands Sperian and Norcross about four years ago. The company’s latest acquisition is the $340 million acquisition of RAE Systems; the official said its wireless and radiation products and expertise will contribute to Honeywell Analytics’ big data and SaaS development.

"There is an actual wave that's really building, in terms of products," said Montigny, who showed one slide indicating HSP has made big strides in becoming known among safety professionals as one of the leading brands.

“We have yet to unlock the value of bringing these three products together,” Boss said, but he and his colleagues said the strategy they described will accomplish that.

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