MINNEAPOLIS - Roger Fradin, president and CEO of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, hosted U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Jan. 28, at the business unit’s Golden Valley, Minn., headquarters site.
Honeywell said it put its technology expertise on display to illustrate the extensive range of technologies offered across the Honeywell businesses, including an array of residential, commercial, and demand response thermostats, air traffic management technologies, Enovate® blowing agent for closed-cell spray foam, green jet fuel, turbochargers, and services such as energy service performance contracts. Geithner also learned about Automation and Control Solutions’ wireless solutions, smart grid capabilities, and new security technologies.
“We were honored to have Secretary Geithner visit Honeywell to learn about our energy efficiency portfolio and how our technologies and solutions are being used to reduce energy consumption and emissions, and can create green jobs,” said Fradin. “It was a terrific opportunity to showcase Honeywell.”
According to Honeywell, nearly 60 percent of Automation and Control Solutions’ product portfolio, and 50 percent of Honeywell’s product portfolio company-wide, are linked to energy efficiency and renewable energy. By simply using the Honeywell technologies available in the marketplace today, said the company, the United States could reduce energy consumption by 15-20 percent and play a key role in curbing and reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
The treasury secretary’s visit follows a tradition of the president sending out cabinet members to tour America after a State of the Union address. Secretary Geithner toured the Golden Valley site and spoke to a roundtable of community leaders, including: Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman about the need to continue to grow the economy by creating energy-efficient, green jobs.