McNerney is the 30th winner of the award; past winners of this prestigious award include Microsoft’s Bill Gates, GE’s Jack Welch, and last year’s winner, Bog Iger of Disney.
As complex organizations go, there are few companies with as many moving parts as Boeing, which Jim McNerney has transformed since he became CEO in July 2005. McNerney also successfully overcame challenges at 3M and GE to become one of the U.S.’s most respected business leaders. After dealing with the air-pocket concerning the Dreamliner, he has been on a smooth flight path for the world’s biggest producer of aircraft and the nation’s largest exporter.
Members of the 2015 Chief Executive of the Year Selection Committee faced a challenge choosing among an impressive list of finalists. In the end, they selected Boeing's Jim McNerney. Comments from each of the judges follow.
In July, Bob Iger joined a roster of business luminaries that includes Microsoft’s Bill Gates, GE’s Jack Welch, Intel’s Andy Grove, FedEx’s Fred Smith and Honeywell’s David Cote.
Even iconic brands need fixing from time to time. But instead of the easy fixes, Bob Iger played the long game by addressing Disney’s cultural issues head-on with a three-pronged strategy, making it a stronger, more profitable company with greater depth in its overall brand. The takeaway for CEOs is that, yes, culture—and persistence—matter.
Back (L>R): Weinberger, Cote, Hassan Front (L>R): Glaser, Jacobs, Nardelli, RHR International’s Tom Saporito “He’s done a brilliant job developing and implementing a strategy in a...
With a strong list of finalists, members of the 2013 Chief Executive of the Year selection committee faced a difficult choice, but in the end they concluded that Honeywell’s David Cote merited the top honor.
David Cote, an unprepossessing leader, who came out of TRW and GE, overcame Honeywell’s dysfunctional culture while re-energizing it with a strategy of unifying ideas and technologies. Simple, but not so simple to do well.
Chief Executive magazine today announced that David Cote, Chairman and CEO of Honeywell has been named “2013 CEO of the Year,” an honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of his peers.
David Novak sees himself as the chief teaching officer of Yum! Brands and believes that recognition is the foundation for motivation—which is the only way to make big things happen.