Louis Chenevert spent his entire childhood and youthful life in Montreal, Quebec. He did his degree in business at the University of Montreal, and that formed the basis of his exemplary career in the corporate world. Today, and for the last eleven years, Louis Chenevert was the chairman and the CEO of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) until 2014. His remarkable management and strategizing skills make him stand out as an exceptional business executive and gives him that golden touch that makes him strike business deals that others consider untouchable.
For more than ten years after graduation, Chenevert was employed with General Motors. By the time he was quitting the company in 1993, he had risen through the ranks to the position of production general manager. The job was a fantastic stepping stone for him for it not only gave him exposure in the corporate world, but it also gave him a taste of the privileges and challenges that come with being an executive at a big company. When he later joined Pratt & Whitney, he put the experience he had obtained at General Motors to good use, and within the first six years, it was clear to everyone that Mr. Chenevert was the best bet for the company’s presidency.
Louis Chenevert assumed the presidency of Pratt & Whitney Canada in 1999. Under his leadership, the unit production levels at the company rose to unprecedented levels to the delight of all. After seven years in charge, Chenevert decided to leave Pratt & Whitney and take up a job that UTC offered him.
Taking UTC to a Higher Level
UTC manufacture high-technology products, such as heavy jet engines. The company is also doing well in the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry and is keen to become the industry leader in the sector. Through making huge investments both in human resource and technology, Chenevert managed to take UTC to a higher level. It was under his leadership that UTC led the chart of American conglomerates with the highest annual profits.