The 6’5” towering stature reflects Louis Chenevert’s accomplishments at United Technologies Corporation (UTC) as the CEO and Chairman and his 14 years of success as the General Manager at General Motors. Born French-Canadian, Mr. Chenevert is a holder of a degree in Production Technology from HEC Montreal.
Louis Chenevert worked as the General Production Manager at General Motors before joining Pratt & Whitney, a business unit of UTC. He worked at Pratt & Whitney for six years before leaving for UTC as the Chairman and CEO. While at UTC, Louis Chenevert embarked on investing in the most advanced technology and personnel. From the moment he joined UTC, Mr. Chenevert committed to use his expertise to improve the company and leave it far better than he found it. He emphasized the fact that investment in the right personnel and advanced technology would allow him to take UTC to greater heights.
While at UTC, Louis Chenevert introduced Employee Scholar Program, a platform committed to investing in the right personnel and nurturing their development. Since its launch in 1996, over 40,000 of its employees around the world have attained degrees. UTC has invested over $1 billion in the United States to allow its employees to access education programs. His leadership style at UTC helped him to develop strategies with the highest potential of transforming the company’s vision and to inspire its employees. Louis Chenevert’s ability to navigate market trends was among his guiding philosophies at UTC and was passed on to the Gregory Hayes, the current Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Chenevert stepped down as Chairman and CEO of UTC on December 8th, 2014. Shortly after his resignation, Louis Chenevert was appointed an Executive Advisor of Goldman Sachs. His role at Goldman Sachs was to look for growth opportunities in the aerospace industry. UTC attributes its success to the foundation laid during Mr. Chenevert’s tenure as the Chief Executive Officer. His legacy continues to drive UTC to prominence. The company remains competitive due to strategies implemented during Mr. Chenevert’s tenure. Today, UTC rides in a robust and competitive environment due to the vision embodied by Louis Chenevert.https://www.wingsjournal.com/louis-chenevert-business-giant-took-sea