Companies need big leaders to achieve success and that is what Louis Chênevert has been all about through out career. He has had a distinguished career that has seen him work for different companies and achieving a lot of success at each stage. His brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of business at every turn.
Louis Chênevert is the immediate former CEO of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). He joined the company in 2006 and has served in various capacities during his tenure. He managed to transform the company into one of the best performing in the industry. His tenure was marked by massive investments on various businesses’ operations including employee training through the Employee Scholar Program.
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) specializes in assembling jet engines, helicopter systems, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Louis Chênevert oversaw one of the company’s major milestones and that was the development of the Geared Turbofan which went into the history of the aerospace industry as a major advancement. His willingness to invest in the company’s technologies proved crucial in driving the future growth of UTC. Louis’s legacy at the Connecticut based company still lives on as the company continues to be the leading manufacturer of aerospace products.
He previously worked for General Motors as a Production General Manager. His achievement at the company during his 14 years was sealing a deal with Goodrich worth $18.4 billion. He also worked for Pratt & Whitney both in the capacity of the Vice-president of operation and the president. After leaving UTC in 2014, Louis proceeded to work for Goldman Sachs’s Merchant Banking Division as an Executives adviser up until 2017. His role included scouting for business opportunities in the industrial and aerospace industries.
Chênevert also serves in various committees including Chairman of the Yale Cancer Centre, Business Council, Board of directors of Cargill Inc., and Chairman of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
He graduated from the University of Montreal, School of Business with a degree in production management. He also holds two doctorate honoris causa from HEC Montreal and Concordia University respectively. He was also awarded the 2009 Honor award by the National Building Museum.