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Distinguished Service Award for John R. Dewane

John R. Dewane

John R. Dewane
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John R. Dewane is president of Honeywell's Space and Aviation Control business comprised of the space, military and commercial aviation markets.

Dewane joined Honeywell in 1960 and served in various field and divisional marketing positions through 1970. From 1971 until 1985, Dewane held positions in the systems and research center and aerospace and defense group. In 1985, he was named vice president of the commercial aviation division.

Honeywell acquired the Sperry Aerospace Group in December 1986, with Dewane promoted to vice president and deputy general manager of the combined Honeywell and Sperry commercial aviation operation in March 1987. He became vice president and general manager of the air transport systems division in May 1987, and was promoted to group vice president of the newly reorganized military avionics systems group organization in December 1987. He became vice president of commercial flight systems group in April 1989. He assumed his present position in 1993.

A native of Green Bay, Wis., Dewane earned a BS in mechanical engineering from UW-Madison in 1957 and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota in 1973.

Dewane is a member of the Association of U.S. Army Aviation, the college's Vision 2000 leadership committee, and COE's Industrial Liaison Council. He participates in the Arizona State University Dean's Council of 100, the Business Advisory Council and the President's Club. He serves on the University of Arizona National Board of Advisors/School of Business and of the Children's Action Alliance Steering Committee for its "Success by Six" project. Dewane is also a Division Leaders Council Chairman of The Conference Board.

Dewane owns a Baron 55 airplane and is a certified private pilot. He holds four world speed records for that class of aircraft.

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