Who is Louis Chenevert?
Chenevert is the former CEO and chairman of United Technologies Corporation. But long before his time at United Technologies Corporation, Louis R. Chenevert has had a long and successful past at other companies such as General Motors and Pratt & Whitney. This Canadian-born businessman is well-known for his love of technology and for bringing his ideas to life.
Chenevert was born in Canada in 1958. His doctorate degree is from Concordia University. His alma mater was from Université de Montréal and he currently resides in Hartford, Connecticut.
In interviews, Chenevert reveals that his first job was as a first line supervisor at one of General Motor’s assembly lines. Even though he found some parts of the job to be difficult, Chenevert stuck with it and eventually became a general production manager at General Motors. After spending 14 long years with GM, Louis R. Chenevert made a career change to go work for Pratt & Whitney Canada.
At Pratt & Whitney Canada, he was the vice-president of operations. Eventually, he was promoted to president of the entire company in the year 1999. During his time as president, Chenevert used his passion and drive to improve the company.
In early 2006, Louis R. Chenevert made another career change when he accepted a job at United Technologies Corporation as the chief operating officer, director, and president. Before long, Chenevert’s success took him to the top to become CEO of the company and soon after, chairman of the board for UTC.
Louis R. Chenevert is also on the board of Cargill Inc. and serves on as a chairman of the Yale Cancer Center Advisory Board. He has a received a Distinguished Service Award from the United Service Organization and also was named person of the year in 2011 by Aviation Week & Space Technology.