Professional Development Chair

Dr. Cristi Haygood

Dr. Cristi A. Haygood is the Director of Value and Component Engineering at Honeywell. She is
responsible for driving a robust pipeline of cost reduction ideas across the HBT-FIRE Global
Business Enterprise by aligning with key Suppliers, Supply Chain, Quality, Manufacturing,
Aftermarket/Service, Engineering, and other leaders to ensure market-leading, cost-effective,
and timely delivery of components and technology. Prior to joining Honeywell in 2021, she
worked for 7 years at UTC/Carrier in Elevator Systems Engineering and Refrigeration
Engineering Divisions and at Raytheon for 9 years in both the Missile Systems and Integrated
Defense System Divisions. Dr. Cristi is a graduate of Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of
Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Phoenix with a MBA, and George Washington
University with both a Master of Science in Engineering Management and a Doctor of
Engineering (D.Eng.) degree.  As a Life Member of NSBE, she has been an engaged member
since joining her high school's chapter in 1998 and is currently a member of the Atlanta
Professionals Chapter (serving as Professional Development Chair).  In her spare time, she
enjoys being a STEM Mentor at local schools; providing Technical and Management
Professional Development Workshops & Seminars; traveling; and being an active member of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Society of Women Engineers, American Society of
Engineering Managers, Society of Value Engineers, and the Project Management Institute.

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