Dr. Krishna Mikkilineni is Senior Vice President, Engineering, Operations and IT. He leads the Honeywell Operations and Technology Leadership Councils and oversees the effectiveness of the company’s research, development, engineering, supply chain, and operations, strengthening the ability to create differentiated products and solutions for our markets across the globe. Krishna is responsible for expanding the Honeywell Operating System (HOS), driving Velocity Product Development (VPD™), and increasing dedication to quality and delivery throughout the organization. He also leads companywide adoption of HOS Gold, an end-to-end business system that institutionalizes the Honeywell Operating Model, and is intended to deliver and sustain exceptional growth along with productivity improvements. Krishna drives General Manager training for HOS Gold and the Honeywell User Experience, both critical focus areas of our five-year plan.
More recently, he is enabling the company’s Information Technology (IT) function to leverage contemporary technologies, and create differentiated value and a better user experience for customers, businesses, suppliers, and employees. Since joining Honeywell more than two and a half decades ago, Krishna has been instrumental in leading globalization initiatives, establishing worldwide processes, successfully executing large-scale, multi-location projects, and leveraging talent in high growth regions to meet Honeywell product development needs. As the President of Honeywell Technology Solutions (HTS), he grew the organization to nearly 9,000 engineers across China, India, and Eastern Europe and established operations at SEI-CMMI Level 5, PCMM Level 5, AS9100, BS7799, ISO9001-2000, and ISO14001 quality standards, among many other certifications.
Krishna holds a bachelor of engineering degree in electronics and communications, and earned a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Florida. He also has received a number of recognitions at Honeywell, including the Lund Award and the Senior Leadership Award, the company’s highest honor.
Mikkilineni grew up in different cities in India, because his father worked in multiple places. Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh was where he spent the longest time.