Carey Smith PRESIDENT, DEFENSE & SPACE
Carey A. Smith is President of the Defense & Space strategic business unit of Honeywell Aerospace, which provides a wide range of engineering, products and logistical services to the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, government agencies, international ministries of defense, and defense contractors worldwide.
With more than 30 years in the aerospace & defense industry, Smith has background in operations, program and engineering management, new business development, strategic planning, systems engineering and advanced technology. From September 2011, Smith was the President of Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. (HTSI), a business that provides space, security, logistics, and health solutions. During this time, HTSI achieved record profit margins, global expansion and diversification, and industry leading win rates and performance while reducing cost.
Smith began her career at IBM Federal Systems in 1985 as a systems engineer. Through acquisitions, she became part of Lockheed Martin. Her progressive career included roles of Vice President of Technical Services, President of Lockheed Martin Canada, and Vice President Naval Business Development.
Smith received a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Ohio Northern University. In 2015, she was recognized as Ohio Northern’s Distinguished Alumni of the Year. In 2014, she was recognized as one the top 100 diverse leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and in 2012, she was named one of the top 100 women leaders in STEM. She is a certified Program Management professional, a certified Green Belt, and has published more than ten papers, one of which was recognized by Time Life Books. She is a member of the Professional Services Council Board of Directors and sits on the NATO Industry Advisory Board.