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.
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.
Instead of the easy fixes, Bob Iger played the long game by addressing Disney’s cultural issues head-on, by making it stronger and more profitable with greater depth.
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...
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 has named David Cote, Chairman and CEO of Honeywell, “2013 CEO of the Year".