William Yu was appointed as President of Honeywell China in February 2022, and is responsible for driving Honeywell’s organic growth in China and building the best talent pool across the board to support Honeywell’s East-for-East (E4E) and East-to-Rest (E2R) strategies. William will work closely with the businesses to drive Key Strategic Accounts initiative at the C-Suite level to bring One-Honeywell solutions addressing their most critical needs. He will also expand the Mass-Mid Segment (MMS) strategy to serve China’s booming middle-class population.
William returns to the Honeywell China team from his most recent global role of Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell Smart Energy business, Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT). Before that, William led Honeywell China and PMT APAC businesses, and was the first Chairman of Huosheng business. William joined Honeywell in 2017 as the Vice President and General Manager of PMT Asia Pacific.
William brings to Honeywell a long track record of significant growth in multiple businesses and industries. He was the Senior Vice President and APAC President of Allegion, a spin-off from Ingersoll Rand and a global pioneer in safety and security solutions. Before that, William served at Ingersoll Rand for 16 years in senior executive roles, including President of its Security Technologies and Residential Solutions business in Asia Pacific.
William is a well-known Lean Six Sigma expert, Guest Researcher at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Guest Professor at Shanghai International Studies University, Lecturer at Schools of Management of Shanghai Fudan University and East China University of Science and Technology, Fellow of Shanghai Institute of Management Science, and Senior Member of American Society for Quality. He has published several books on business management and Six Sigma practice.
William earned his bachelor’s degree in German at Shanghai Science and Technology University, and later executive MBA at China-Europe International Business School.