Larry Bossidy

Lawrence Arthur "Larry" Bossidy (born March 5, 1935) is an American author and retired businessman. He served as CEO of AlliedSignal (later Honeywell) in the 1990s, prior to which he spent more than 30 years rising through executive positions at General Electric.

Bossidy was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on March 5, 1935, and has a twin brother, Tom Bossidy. Bossidy worked at the family shoe store growing up, had dreams of being a Major League Baseball pitcher, and once had a summer job of pitching baseball for a college league team in Quebec, Canada. When Bossidy was a senior in high school he had a 95+ mph fastball, and a scout offered Bossidy a $40,000 contract to pitch for the Detroit Tigers. However, when the scout came to Bossidy's house with a check, Bossidy's mother wouldn't let him in the house, insisting that Bossidy finish his studies at Colgate University. While at Colgate, he helped lead them to the 1955 College World Series; in 2009, Bossidy was inducted into their sports hall of fame.

Larry Bossidy

Born
Lawrence Arthur Bossidy, 1935-03-05) March 5, 1935 (age 84), Pittsfield, Massachusetts
 
Residence
Ridgefield, Connecticut
 
Alma mater
Colgate University
 
Employer
General Electric (1957–91), AlliedSignal (1991–99), Honeywell (1999–2000, 2001–02)
 
Notable work
Execution (with Ram Charan)
 
Political party
Republican
 
Spouse(s)
Nancy (m.1956)
 
Children
9