Louis Chenevert has accomplished so much during his life and especially during his time spent with United Technologies Corporation (UTC) as its CEO. He is no longer UTC’s CEO, but there is no doubt that he left his mark on the company. Any CEO should always keep their eye on the company’s bottom line and work on getting results that can be measured, and that’s exactly what Chenevert did. One of his greatest moves was how he merged Pratt & Whitney with UTC to give the company the geared turbofan engine, which forever changed UTC.
Louis Chenevert was born in Quebec, Canada, and he studied at HEC Montreal where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Production Management. He worked with General Motors for 14 years before coming aboard with Pratt & Whitney where he quickly became the President. In 2009, he received an Honor Award from the National Building Museum, and in 2011, HEC Montreal gave him an honorary doctorate. When Chenevert took the reigns of UTC as its CEO, he quickly made moves to invest in the people who worked for the company, and part of this effort was to continue UTC’s