Louis Chenevert is popular for being the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies Corporation. Due to his hard work and dedication, he became the President and Chief Executive Officer of the company in April 2008. He later became the Chairman in January 2010.
Louis Chenevert voluntarily retired from those positions in November 2014 and that marked the end of an era. Before he became the Chief Executive Officer, he had worked in the company in different capacities. He has worked as a Chief Operating Officer and also served as a Director in the company since 2006.
Before then, Louis Chenevert served as the President, Pratt & Whitney for several years. In fact, he worked there from April 1999 to March 2006. Prior to that, he also worked as the Production General Manager of General Motors for 14 years. Here is the list of all the places he had worked apart from the ones mentioned above.
- He worked in Goldman Sachs Merchant Bank as a Senior Industry Advisor from 2015 to 2017
- He has been serving on the Board of Directors of Cargill Inc. since 2011
- He became the Chairman of Medal of Honor Foundation in late 2017
- He is also the Chairman of Yale Cancer Center’s Advisory Board
Louis Chenevert achieved another landmark in his remarkable career in 2005 when he was inducted as a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Talking about his academic background, Louis Chenevert obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in production management from the Université de Montréal, École des hautes études commerciales (HEC). In 2011, he later received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Montreal.
According to one of his interviews, he said many of the ideas that propelled United Technologies forward were brought key executives of subunits in the company. In addition, what really drove the success were in-depth understanding of what customers wanted and an unquenchable passion to create aalife changing products within a 30-year product cycle.
A particular trend that excited Chenevert was how the speed of change in technology drove the company to greater heights. Most importantly, he is a highly successful man with a remarkable career. Only a very people have served in so many positions and did creditably well in all of them.