Louis Chenevert served as the chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). He became the president of the company in 2008 and previously served with Pratt & Whitney for close to a decade. Before this, he worked at General Motors for over a decade as its production general manager. He studied at the Université de Montréal, École des hautes études commerciales (HEC) and received his bachelor of commerce degree in production management during that time.
Today, Louis Chenevert serves as a member of the Executive Committees of the Business Roundtable. He also works with the Friends of HEC Montreal as its chairman of the board of directors and founding director and serves HEC Montreal’s International Advisory Board as its chairman. Over a decade ago, he was honored as a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Louis Chenevert has managed to stay on top of the technology sector year after year because he knows a secret. That secret is that the industry is constantly changing due to new innovative technologies. He disrupted his own industry when he helped to create the geared turbofan GTF engine. That one innovation has earned billions of dollars for UTC. The company is now a multinational conglomerate that does business all around the world.
Louis Chenevert also discovered early on in his life the value of working hard. He has helped his company as it provided NASA with all of its fuel cell power plants over the years, and he has also been a large part of the lucrative military contracts that UTC has fulfilled. During his time with UTC, the company’s stick tripled in value, and he was able to build many new business partnerships. He also helped many of the company’s engineers to develop their talents, which helped to make all of their customers happy.
Louis Chenevert helped to improve the F135 engine, which has continued to revolutionize propulsion systems ever since. It has always been his attitude of making small improvements on a regular basis that has led to success. One of the greatest things that Louis Chenevert leaves behind as he moves on from UTC, is that a leader should always be focused on the long-term success of his company rather than any kind of day-to-day politics or other distractions.