Honeywell UOP's CEO Rajeev Gautam Receives Prestigious 2012 Chemical Engineering Personal Achievement Award

     Honeywell UOP's CEO Rajeev Gautam Receives Prestigious 2012 Chemical
                    Engineering Personal Achievement Award

Award recognizes Gautam's distinguished career in chemical engineering

PR Newswire

DES PLAINES, Ill., Dec. 18, 2012

DES PLAINES, Ill., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE:
HON) company, announced today that UOP President and CEO Dr. Rajeev Gautam has
received the 2012 Chemical Engineering Personal Achievement Award from
Chemical Engineering magazine.


The annual award recognizes Gautam's record of notable achievements in the
application of chemical engineering principles to solve major societal

"Rajeev is a champion of translating the creative and scientific processes
involved with research and development into solutions that greatly benefit
society," said Andreas Kramvis, president and CEO of Honeywell Performance
Materials and Technologies. "Whether it is meeting the need for more fuels or
petrochemicals, or inventing cleaner, more sustainable technologies for a wide
variety of applications, UOP, under Rajeev's leadership, has made remarkable
technological advances and has revolutionized the modern refining and
petrochemicals industries. This award is a well-deserved testament to Rajeev's
outstanding leadership and hard work, and it is indicative of UOP's strong
position of technology leadership."

Since being named to UOP's top position in 2009, Gautam has led the
introduction of several breakthrough technologies that help meet the world's
growing demand for energy and petrochemicals. These breakthroughs include
Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) process technology, which can convert non-crude oil
sources such as coal or natural gas to building-block materials used for
plastics production. UOP also developed the Uniflex™ process, which allows
refiners to turn heavy, bottom-of-the-barrel crude into valuable products.

UOP recently acquired Thomas Russell Co., a leading provider of technology and
equipment for natural gas processing and treating, broadening its offerings to
help shale and conventional natural gas producers remove contaminants from
natural gas and recover high-value natural gas liquids used for petrochemicals
and fuel.

UOP's Renewable Energy and Chemicals business has pioneered technologies to
make Honeywell Green Diesel™ and Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™, which can be
produced without compromising the food supply, as well as green transportation
fuels from non-edible biomass.

UOP has 3,000 patents issued and pending worldwide, and it files an additional
200 distinct patent applications each year. It has advanced research and
engineering centers in Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East. UOP's
Chicago-area research facilities generate more than 3.5 million data points
each day, and with more than 150 pilot plants globally, UOP is able to create
important step-changes in technology and commercialize new products. In
Gurgaon, India, UOP's 400,000 square foot research center for refining and
petrochemical process technology brings UOP's research and development closer
to its global consumer base, and its applications labs in Saudi Arabia and
China help find solutions critical to regional customers.

Gautam began his career with Union Carbide in 1978, which became part of a
joint venture with UOP in 1988. Before he was named president and CEO of UOP,
Gautam served as vice president of research and development for UOP and vice
president and chief technology officer for Honeywell Performance Materials and
Technologies. During the last three decades, he has held several other key
positions, spanning research and development, engineering and marketing.

Gautam has been responsible for the development and commercialization of a
broad range of catalytic and separations applications for the refining,
petrochemical and gas processing industries. Some of his most significant
discoveries include the development of advanced algorithms that have become
the cornerstone of modern process design and optimization software.

Gautam earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Indian
Institute of Technology and a master's degree in chemical engineering from
Drexel University. He also earned a doctorate in chemical engineering from the
University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He is
a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and has
served in key roles in program development in the Computing and Systems
Technology Division of AIChE.

The Chemical Engineering Personal Achievement Award has been awarded by
Chemical Engineering magazine every other year since 1968 to industrial and
academic leaders in the field of chemical engineering. Gautam was selected
from a pool of 16 international finalists and presented with this prestigious
award at the 2012 ChemInnovations Conference recently held in New Orleans, La.

UOP LLC, headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, USA, is a leading
international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts,
adsorbents, process plants, and consulting services to the petroleum refining,
petrochemical, and gas processing industries. UOP is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of Honeywell International, Inc. and is part of Honeywell's Performance
Materials and Technologies strategic business group. For more information, go

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