Louis Chenevert is an entrepreneur and business leader who has achieved plenty in his lifetime. He started from humble beginnings and had to work his way up to where he eventually made it. He was born in Montréal, Québec where he became interested in business at an early age. he learned, early on, that hard work and determination were what helped people to succeed in their life. He decided to go to college and majored in Production Management at the University of Montréal. After this, he was quickly hired on by General Motors at St. Therese, Quebec where he was tasked with managing its assembly line.
After working for General Motors for 14 years, Louis Chenevert could feel it was time for a change. He decided to move forward and work in the aerospace industry where he teamed up with Pratt & Whitney, which is a company that is part of the larger United Technologies Corporation. In 1999, Chenevert became President of Pratt & Whitney and began to reconstruct the company from the top to bottom. He ended making Pratt & Whitney a profitable company after it had been suffering with his leadership skills and willingness to explore new technologies.
Louis Chenevert ended up catching the attention of United Technologies Corporation and also put together the geared turbofan (GTF) engine in the provess. He became the Chairman of UTC in 2006 and its Director and invested in the GTF engine, which he knew would be a hit in the industry. Today, the GTF engine is huge in its market and has earned UTC plenty of profit. It, literally, put the company back on the map and is now used by over 14 different airlines as well as 70 different aircraft.
Louis Chenevert eventually became the CEO of UTC and has received plenty of praise since he took over the role. He loves challenge and saw UTC through some of the roughest times in the United States economy. He is sure that the company’s portfolio of products will help it succeed moving into the future and is glad that he has focused on taking care of the company’s employees. While Louis Chenevert is not the CEO of UTC anymore, he left behind an amazing legacy that continues today.
SWball July 11, 2018