Louis R. Chenevert is the former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at the United Technologies Corporation. He also served as the President at Pratt & Whitney Canada. A Canadian businessman, Louis was born and brought up in Quebec. He graduated from the HEC Montreal which is an affiliated Business School of the University of Montreal where he managed to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Production Management. Louis Chenevert was appointed to serve as the CEO and President of UTC in March 2006. In 1999, he was appointed to serve as the President of Pratt & Whitney after he had served six years working with Pratt & Whitney Canada.
Before he went to work at Pratt & Whitney, Louis Chenevert had worked at General Motors for 14 years when he managed to earn lots of expertise and experience needed to manage a company. Louis stepped down as the Chief Executive Officer at the United Technologies Corp in December 2014. He was later replaced by Edward Kangas who was the former director at the company. While working at UTC, Louis managed to contribute a lot when it came to the company’s growth and success. UTC managed to achieve global recognition under the leadership of Louis Chenevert. He was committed to ensuring that the strategic plans of the company are implemented.
Louis Chenevert has earned a reputation as one of the most reliable and efficient CEOs. While working at UTC, he was described by many as a team leader, a hard worker, and–above all–disciplined. From 2011 to 2012, Louis Chenevert serves as the Vice Chairman at the Executive Committee at the Business Council. In 2015, Louis was appointed as an Exclusive Advisor at the Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division. This position expects him to target opportunities in the industrial and aerospace sectors as well as advise other businesses. In 2009, The National Building Museum awarded Louis Chenevert the Honor Award. In 2011, HEC Montreal awarded him an honorary doctorate. In 2011, Louis Chenevert was named the Person of the Year by the Aviation Week & Space Technology which is an aviation trade magazine based in the United States.