Louis Chênevert may have come from relatively humble beginnings, but he has achieved an enormous level of success in the business world. The native was born in Montreal, Quebec 1958 and started to become interested in the world of business at a very early age. He knew that it wasn’t going to be easy to achieve his goals, but this didn’t matter to Louis Chênevert. He became dedicated to success despite the hard work that he knew would lay ahead of him. His current position of Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies was only acquired after many years of hard work and dedication.
At the University of Montreal, Louis Chênevert earned a degree in production management. With this field of study, Louis Chênevert was taught how to ensure that the manufacturing process is running efficiently and producing products with high quality. In order for a manufacturing company to be successful, they must ensure that production is managed properly.
Before Louis Chênevert’s position at United Technologies, UTC, came after working for General Motors for 14 years. While he truly enjoyed his time in manufacturing, he decided that it was time for a change in his career and made the switch to aerospace. This is when he began working with one of the companies contained within United Technologies Corporation. Over the years, the quickly moved up through the ranks and eventually became the CEO and president of UTC.
During his time at these subsidiaries that produced aircraft engines, he managed to increase the manufacturing efficiency a considerable amount. When he began working for UTC directly, it was a big change with a lot more responsibility. While the smaller companies contained within that Louis Chênevert had worked for focused only on aircraft engines, UTC itself produced a much larger variety of products including elevators, escalators, security systems, and HVAC systems. One of his biggest accomplishments at UTC was his insistence in investing into the revolutionary GTF engine. While many people criticized this move as it was a costly investment, it has paid off greatly for the company over the years.