Nance K. Dicciani is Co-Founder and CEO of RTM Vital Signs, LLC. She is the former President and CEO of Honeywell’s $5 billion Specialty Materials Business Group and held this position from 2001 until her retirement in 2008.
Nance joined Honeywell from Rohm and Haas Company, where she was Business Group Executive of Chemical Specialties and Director of business operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She also headed the Petroleum Chemicals and Monomers businesses worldwide. From 1977 until 2001, Nance worked for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. where she held positions in engineering, research, and business management.
Nance earned a BS from Villanova University, MS from the University of Virginia, and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Chemical Engineering. She holds an MBA from Penn’s Wharton School. Nance has been awarded distinguished alumni awards from both Villanova and the University of Virginia.
She currently serves on the boards of directors of Halliburton Company, LyondellBasell N.V., Praxair, Inc., and Rockwood Holdings, Inc. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Villanova, the Board of the University Research Association in Washington D.C., and the Advisory Board of the Drexel University Center for Corporate Governance.
In 2006, Nance was appointed by President George W. Bush to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and has served on the Boards and Executive Committees of the American Chemistry Council and the Society of Chemical Industry.
Nance has twice been ranked one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes Magazine, and has received numerous other professional honors, most recently The Executive Women of New Jersey’s Policy Makers Award which she received last month. She is also an instrument rated pilot and has been a Special Olympics Coach.