Louis R. Chenevert previously served at the United Technologies Corporation as the CEO and Chairman. He took the elective positions in April 2008. Louis also served as the president of the company until his retirement in January 2014. Before Louis joined United Technologies, he served at Pratt and Witney as the company’s president. In the latter company, he held the position from 1999 through 2006. It is worth noting that Chenevert worked at General Motors for 14 years before he joined Pratt & Whitney.
Louis is a graduate of the Université de Montréal, École des Hautes études commerciales (HEC) where he pursued production management. Mr. Chenevert is also an alumnus of the University of Montreal. Louis is also the chairman and one of the board members of Friends of HEC. He serves at HEC Montreal’s International Advisory Board as the chairman.
In an interview, Louis was asked how he got the idea of starting his own company. He said as a CEO, he got ideas from various vital executives and other team members. He said that he had a good understanding of what clients want. He added that he was quite passionate about delivering high-quality products to consumers. His unique approach to starting a business and making acquisitions significantly contributed to the success of United Technologies.
While still serving at UTC, his primary focus was on engineering and talents. Those two things helped him to bring his ideas to life. At UTC, Louis focused on ideas whose results exceeded the expectations of customers and gathered a lot of revenue. He also says that he paid attention to small teams and ensuring excellent leadership of the organization.
Loius has several things that make him highly productive. He added that he likes to stay optimistic, passionate, and focused on ensuring that he achieves his goals. Chenevert noted that he disregards internal politics, follows up various things in the company, and does the best he can to push the agenda. He also ensures that the executive team is well equipped with everything to ensure that they deliver impressive results. Louis says that it is essential to be surrounded by positive-minded people who can help to overcome obstacles.