Honeywell Chairman and CEO Dave Cote discussed the strong performance in each of Honeywell’s four businesses, the first transatlantic flight which was powered by the company’s biofuels, and U.S. debt and deficit on “Countdown to the Closing Bell” with host Liz Claman on Fox Business News.
During the interview, Cote said each of Honeywell’s four main businesses – Aerospace, Automation and Control Solutions, Transportation Systems, and Specialty Materials – is growing.
“Right now, everything is doing well. That’s the part that I find interesting – despite all of the dire news that we keep reading, if I take a look at order rates across the board in all of our businesses and all of our regions, everything’s doing pretty darn well right now,” said Cote. “Whether it’s aerospace where we see growth, anything having to do with controls, which is a big part of our energy efficiency portfolio, the materials side, the chemicals, anything going into petrochemical plants, and turbochargers – all of them are doing very well.”
Cote, a member of the U.S. Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, also discussed how politics is holding up economic progress in the U.S.
“It’s important for government to recognize that they don’t just regulate business – they enable business. And too often it seems like government views themselves as the regulator as opposed to the enabler. I wouldn’t mind more discussion about how to enable business, like with energy prices.”
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