Hesham Tashkandi is the Vice President and General Manager for Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT), a global leader in developing and manufacturing advanced materials and process technologies, in the Middle East. PMT’s materials and technologies are used in a wide range of industries and applications including oil and gas, petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical production, and manufacturing.

In his role, Tashkandi leads the delivery of a wide range of solutions that increase the overall operational efficiency, uptime, and profitability for industrial process manufacturers. These range from instrumentation and automation control, to software solutions and services, across PMT’s business units; Honeywell UOP, Honeywell Process Solutions, and Advanced Materials.

Tashkandi joined Honeywell from Exterran Corporation, where he served as Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to that, he served in senior executive and management roles with increasing responsibilities at General Electric Company (GE), most recently as the General Manager of the Global Services Products team for GE Energy Connections.

Tashkandi received a B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering and an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Case Western University, Ohio, U.S.A., and an MBA from Emory University, Goizueta Business School, Georgia, U.S.A. He is from Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and lives in Dubai, UAE, with his wife and daughter.