Louis Chenevert, Visionary and Forward Thinker

Being the former CEO and Chairman of United Technologies Corporation, Louis Chenevert has quite a number of impressive achievements under his belt. The French Canadian born businessman from Hartford, Connecticut, was also the President of Pratt & Whitney Canada.

Louis Chenevert attained a bachelor’s degree in production management form the University of Montreal, before proceeding to General Motors where he worked for 14 years. Later on, Louis joined Pratt & Whitney where he worked for six years before he was elected President of the company in 1999. Seven years later, Chenevert was elected CEO of the United Technologies Corporation before passing on the mantle to director Edward Kangas in 2014. A year later, the Goldman Sachs Group then hired him as an Executive Adviser to the Merchant Banking Division.http://www.utc.com/News/News-Center/Pages/Louis-Chenevert-becomes-the-eighth-Chairman-of-United-Technologies.aspx

During his time at UTC, Chenevert had devoted his efforts to make huge improvements to the company. By using his knowledge and experience, he left UTC better than he found it. It was without a doubt clear that his ability to pick out projects with the highest potential to build the company’s vision was one of his best qualities. Inspiration and motivation from the former CEO drove a passion amongst the people, making the projects a success. Chenevert continued to further the company’s vision until December 8th 2014. Edward Kangas went on to replace to him as CEO of UTC. As a result of his subtle thinking, Chenevert steeped into the dynamics of his businesses, leaving UTC having accomplished his goals.

Louis Chenevert earned some awards to build quite a reputation for himself during the years. He received an honorary doctorate from HEC Montreal, an affiliate business school of University of Montreal, in May 2011. Prior to that, he received the Honor Award from the national Building Museum in 2009. Aviation Week & Space Technology (a United States-based aviation trade magazine) named him Person of the Year 2011.

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