Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific
Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies
William Yu was named Vice President and General Manager of Asia for Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT) in January 2017.
Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies is one of the four strategic business groups of Honeywell, a United States-based Fortune 100 corporation. It is a global leader in developing advanced materials, process technologies and automation solutions. Based in Shanghai, William is responsible for driving business growth in the Asia Pacific region and leading the PMT Asia team.
William brings to Honeywell a long track record of significant growth in multiple businesses and industries. Prior to joining Honeywell, he was the Senior Vice President and President of APAC for Allegion, a spin-off from Ingersoll Rand and a global pioneer in safety and security. Before that, he served at Ingersoll Rand for 16 years in senior executive roles including President of its Security Technologies and Residential Solutions business for Asia Pacific. William began his career at Shanghai Engineering Mechanical Factory and Shanghai Jintai Co Ltd, and once worked as an engineer and then a sales leader.
William is a well-known Lean Six Sigma expert, a guest researcher at Shanghai Jiaotong University, a Guest Professor at Shanghai International Studies University, and a Lecturer at Shanghai Fudan University’s School of Management and East China University of Science and Technology’s School of Management, a Fellow of Shanghai Institute of Management Science, and a 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 with Shanghai Science & Technology University, and later an Executive MBA at China-Europe International Business School in Shanghai.