NH native Cote to receive Horatio Alger Award
Manchester native David Cote, chairman and CEO of Honeywell, will receive the Horatio Alger Award. (COURTESY)
For the past decade or so, he has served as chairman and CEO of Honeywell, overseeing more than 130,000 employees at the diversified technology and manufacturing company, based in New Jersey.
“Good parents with good values who stressed values all the time,” he said. “At the end of the day, all that repetition helps. I’m oftentimes asked who was your mentor or role model when it came to leadership development. I often say my parents.”
“Sometimes in life and business, you’ve got to put your pride in your back pocket,” he recalled his dad, Henri, saying.
Born in Manchester, he has lived in Nottingham, Hooksett and Suncook over the years, graduating from Pembroke Academy in 1970. He inspired his mother, Georgette, to go to night school to get a high school degree and to attend college.
Cote said he believes the commission’s work prompted more leaders in Washington to discuss reigning in federal entitlement programs as part of an overall effort to curb budget deficits and reduce the federal debt.
In 2011, North Conway native Harry Patten received a Horatio Alger award. Patten was founder, chairman and CEO of National Land Partners LLC and Inland Management, according to the association’s website.
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