Louis Chenevert, a Canadian businessman graduated from HEC Montreal which is an affiliated Business School of the University of Montreal was born in Quebec. He is a holder of bachelor’s degree in production management. He serves as the Chairman of HEC Montreal’s International Advisory Board alongside being the Chairman of the university’s friends Board of Directors.
From April 1999 straight through to March 2006, Louis Chenevert worked as the President of Pratt & Whitney Canada. Prior to this, he had been with the company for 6 years since he joined its team. Before starting to work with Pratt & Whitney, Louis served for 14 years at General Motors as the Production General Manager of the company’s St. Therese operation.
After joining United Technologies in March 2006, Louis Chenevert was elected President and Chief Executive Office in 2008 and later as the Chairman in 2010. He served the company with great accomplishments to December 8th 2014 when he stepped down and got replaced by Edward Kangas, the former director.
In September 2015, he took up the role of an Exclusive Advisor in the Merchant Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. This got him to be in a position of targeting chances in the aerospace and industrial sectors alongside advising other businesses.
Louis Chenevert laid a strong foundation at UTC which has enabled the company to concur the market and gain competitive benefits that originates from the plans applied during his reign. Chenevert’s legacy has at UTC has continued to thrive.
While at UTC, he sought to invest in people other than in the most advanced technology alone. One of his personal mission was to apply his experience and knowledge in making great advancements in UTC and to leave it being much better than he got it.
Some of his great works included:-
- The Employee Scholar Program
- The GTF engine,
- The acquisition of Goodrich
Louis Chenevert’s past work places and leadership skills enabled him to succeed in directing UTC through the hard economic setting and ensuring it successfully achieved its aims and surviving the worst situations.