Louis Chenevert is a French-Canadian businessman who holds a Bachelors degree in commerce, production management option. Louis has worked for different companies including General Motors where he worked for more than a decade and Pratt & Whitney business unit of the larger United Technologies Corporation for six years.
He was a production general manager for 14 years at s.t Therese and has been C.E.O and chairman at the helm of UTC. The six years he spent at Pratt and Whitney Canada gave him an advantage of being elected president of the entire Pratt & Whitney division in the year 1999.He served as the president for seven years before he was elected president and CEO at UTC.
Louis’ outstanding achievements worth $100 billion when he was the leader of the conglomerate cannot be forgotten. This is remarkable since many corporate executives have not been able to manage. Louis has dedicated himself to improve UTC by using his knowledge and experience. Louis has unique leadership qualities that have enabled him to take UTC, to another level.
His ability to identify projects that would increase the company’s overall performance is undeniably a great quality. Chenevert was behind the success of UTC’s Pratt and Whitney where they were declared the sole suppliers of the F-35 engine for the US government.
According to Forbes, since joining Pratt and Whitney in 1993, Chenevert has played a major role in enabling consistent growth of market shares of UTC.In addition to his many roles, he has served as the vice-president of the executive committee of the business council.
He has also received several honors including the 2009 honor award from the National Building Museum, honorary doctorate from HEC Montreal and being named the person of the year by Aviation Week and space technology in 2011. Chenevert legacy in UTC still lives on.