Honeywell employees have remarkable jobs and do amazing things at work, but they are also well-rounded humans. That’s what makes them so valuable to our team. Take Maarit White, a Sr. Quality Management Systems Engineer in Rolle, Switzerland. As a child her mother wanted her to become a dentist but she was more interested in building stuff with her hands than sticking them in people’s mouths. Maarit lives in the country and spends her free time exploring the outdoors with the Scouts. She especially enjoys the sport of Orienting since it is a perfect pastime for engineers who like to use their heads to navigate unfamiliar terrain.
What do BMX racing and a job in human resources have in common? Most people would be challenged to find the connection but not Alan Martinez. He attacks his job at Honeywell Aerospace Mexicali with the same perseverance he has on the race track. From dodging obstacles to going faster than the competition and always giving it 100-percent, for Alan the comparison is obvious.
Still photography has been a lifelong passion for Scott Youmans, Auxiliary Power Unit Project Engineer at Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix. His camera collection fills a coffee table with dozens of cameras and lenses. When he was hired at Honeywell, being able to take quality photographs was actually written into his job description. Photography and engineering have a distinct tie-in in Scott’s opinion since attention to detail is needed to be a great photographer and a great engineer.
“Nuts and bolts and wiring is my life. It’s what I love to do.” When he’s not at work as a Lead Aviation Maintenance Technician at Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix, Joshua Shipley is hard at work building Sprint race cars. Joshua has been racing almost as long as he has been walking, winning his first race at just four-years-old. There are many parallels between building a race car and maintaining an airplane. According to Joshua, races are won in the garage. Race cars must be mechanically sound to finish a race. The same can be said for airplanes, especially because people’s lives are on the line. “There is no room for second best when repairing and maintaining an aircraft. Everything has to be precise.”
Continuous improvement is Lucie Kosakova’s motto both at work and in her personal life. As a Sr. Honeywell Operating System Specialist at Honeywell Aerospace in Olomouc, Czech Republic, Lucie focuses every day on setting goals and striving to be better than she was the day before. Employee engagement, improving the work environment and organizing team-building opportunities are some keys to her success. There is nothing she won’t undertake when it comes to creating positive experiences for her co-workers. From baking contests and biking clubs to ice hockey teams and volleyball tournaments, Lucie sees great value in bringing her colleagues together outside of the 9-5 work day.
As a process-driven person, it makes sense that Sally Mah would excel at a hobby like knitting. With some patterns requiring 80 rounds to complete a step, her patience and perseverance can be seen in the finished product. Same goes for her role as a Quality Engineer at the Honeywell Aerospace site in Singapore. At work she focuses on safety first, along with quality and delivery of the goods and services to Honeywell customers. The same values apply to her knitting deliverables. Sally is a detail-oriented person who takes pride in her accomplishments, both at work and with her extracurricular activities.
As a self-proclaimed “calculated-risk junkie” Mike Otis has run 45 marathons in 20 years. He climbed Mount Everest and still had enough breath left to do a handstand. He’s a pilot and loves to hike, rock climb and scuba dive. He is known to many at Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix as the “Most Interesting Man in the World.” Mike pushes himself and others around him to stretch to make amazing things happen. He applies this same enthusiasm and passion for his job as a Sr. Manager for Strategic Planning. He prides himself of setting audacious goals and meeting them.
Ramki Parasuraman’s love of music lead him to a career in aerospace. As the Director of Engines & Power Systems at Honeywell Aerospace India, Ramki was determined to make a career in aerospace happen even though his family warned him against it. Thanks to his musical passion, he was able to secure a cultural scholarship to study engineering in the Soviet Union. Ramki believes music is poetry for the soul and that it binds people of all cultures, languages and backgrounds. Music brings people from all walks of life together and was the bridge that led Ramki to his dream.