Veteran Profile: Michael Bessolo

November 17, 2014

Honeywell title and current location: Sr. Product Marketing Specialist in Olathe, Kan.

Position in the military: Aviation Supply/Logistics Officer, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps

Length of military service: Five years

Length of time at Honeywell: Three years

What did you learn from your years in the service that helps you perform your job today?

Having a background in the aerospace and aviation side of the military, it has many direct correlations to my career with Honeywell. I basically started as Honeywell’s end user. I was close to the flight line and was exposed to the issues that maintainers and pilots face on a day to day basis. This is very helpful in my current position as a product manager and helps me think about the solutions that Honeywell can provide. I also received a great amount of leadership experience as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. There is nothing like getting out of college and being thrown right in the fire, where I was in charge of dozens of direct reports and multi-million dollar programs. It was truly a great experience, and I hope to continue to add this value to the Honeywell team.