Louis Chenevert’s rise to the top in the business world was fueled by his hard work and diligence over the years. He has put to practice his management skills that he learned at HEC Montreal well in his career path. In the process, Louis has grown to be a figure to emulate by fellow business leaders.
After attaining his degree in production management, Louis Chenevert joined General Motors. He rose to become the firm’s Production General Manager. His ability to contribute to the growth of businesses came out when working for Pratt & Whitney. He was able to grow the business unit in six years, which earned him a promotion to the position of the President. His breakthrough came in 2006 when he joined United Technologies Corporation as the CEO and Chairperson. Louis continued to rise in the technological products manufacturing firm following his imagination and focus. He also led the firm to invest largely in technology and the future, fuelling his success further. During his tenure, the company’s share rose by 200 percent thereby increasing UTC’s earnings. He wrote history when he acquired Goodrich, which made UTC qualify to be a manufacturer on its own. Louis Chenevert left an unbeatable legacy at the firm that the current leaders can only emulate. By using the standards that they inherited from him, UTC has continued to rise.
Recognition and Environmental Awareness
Besides growing his career, Louis Chenevert showed his sensitivity to the environment. He led by example in sensitizing businesses to manufacture products that are eco-friendly. His hard work led him to receive many accolades that celebrated his achievements. In 2009, National Building Museum recognized him. Aviation Week and Space Technology named him the 2011 Person of the Year.
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Louis Chenevert’s skills have previously been felt at The Business Council when he served as the Executive Committee deputy chair. 2 years ago, he joined Goldman Sachs as the Merchant Banking Division’s main advisor.
Louis Chenevert is also the Chairman of the Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee at the Business Roundtable where he is a member of the Executive Committee. He also serves on the US-India CEO Forum.
Louis Chenevert has served in philanthropic missions besides his official engagements. He sits on the Advisory Board at the Yale Cancer Center as the Chairman.