Standing at over six feet tall, Louis Chenevert‘s height is an apt reflection of the feats he has been able to accomplish all through his career. Most of his working years have been spent working as a CEO at general Motors and his reign at United Technologies Corporation (UTC). French-Canadian by birth, Louis went on with his education at the Universite de Montreal (HEC), attaining a bachelors’ degree in production management.
Having worked for more than 10 years at general Motors, Louis joined the Pratt & Whitney business Unit which was part of the larger UTC. He went on to be elected as the overall president at Pratt &Whitney in 1999. He worked in this position for seven years and was later elected
as the CEO and president at UTC.
It is under his leadership at this company that he achieved impressive feats especially as the leader of the conglomerate worth about 100 billion dollars. This was an achievement that most corporate executives are yet to realize even in their entire career
. He specifically put his focus towards achieving Goodrich. He finally made through his deal after several months of negotiation, thus acquiring Goodrich at a price of $18.4 billion.
While at the helm of UTC, Chenevert laid his focus more on making the company digital oriented by making use of the most advanced technologies in its operations. This is in addition to his investment
in human resource in order to ensure the company remained competitive in the market. Right from the moment he took over the leadership of the company, he made use of his vast experience to turn around the fortunes of the company with the aim of leaving it much better than he found it. He truly believed in the power of technology and the need to have the right personnel who can spearhead the company in the right direction
. This was clearly seen in the company’s commitment to the Employee Scholar Program that ensured any employee seeking to pursue further education got the right funding to help improve their skill for the long term development of the company.