Honeywell has announced the formation of Honeywell Industrial Safety, part of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions and comprised of Honeywell’s safety products businesses: Honeywell Safety Products, Honeywell Analytics, Honeywell Specialty Safety and City Technology.
The new business unit has been brought together to offer organisations the connected safety solutions and real-time intelligence they need in order to respond to safety threats, manage risk to their business and improve productivity.
“Many organisations and their workers worldwide already depend on our products to help keep them and their business safe from risk,” explained said Sean Clay, vice-president and general manager for Honeywell Industrial Safety (EMEA). However, as operations become increasingly complex, hazardous and geographically dispersed, business leaders are also looking for real-time visibility of what’s happening across their sites. By bringing the expertise of Honeywell’s safety products businesses together, Honeywell Industrial Safety can support these needs with a connected approach towards safety.”
The company is already exploring new ways of integrating sensors, PPE, software applications and databases to create an accurate, real-time picture of plant-wide safety which it says will empower people to respond quickly and confidently to workplace threats, as well as offer business gains in productivity, efficiency and profitability.
Clay believes that the future of safety lies in connected safety solutions, integrating hardware, software and services to create a safety eco-system that delivers enhanced safety and productivity for the customer.
Previously, Clay served as vice-president and general manager for Honeywell Life Safety Sensors, which developed and manufactured fire and gas sensing technologies to protect people, property and assets. He also spent seven years as global sales director for Honeywell Life Safety Sensors and Devices.
He has over 20 years’ experience within the safety industry, holding leadership positions in marketing, sales and service operations across a wide range of connected industrial, commercial and residential environments.
Clay holds an MBA in Strategic Marketing and Planning from the Cranfield School of Management and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
*For more information on Honeywell Industrial Safety visit the website at: http://www.honeywellsafety.com