The Genesis of Louis Chenevert
Louis Chenevert is a Canadian businessman who has climbed the success ladder in amazing ways. Chenevert was born in Quebec in 1958. He later went on to attend the Montreal Business School. Chenevert is an individual who has always had a keen interest in becoming an entrepreneur, and he focused on management while in college. Chenevert was interested in production management so, product lines became his passion. When starting his career, Chenevert was put in charge of the Canadian General Motors assembly line. The experience that Chenevert received while working as a line manager helped him to learn the importance of speed and skill.
Moving on to Bigger and Better Things
After spending over a decade at the General Motors , Chenevert was convinced by a good friend to get into a different area of business, and instead of focusing on vehicles, Chenevert began to set his sights on aerospace. Chenevert joined Pratt & Whitney Canada where his focus was on creating highly efficient aircraft engines. After using his knowledge and experience to make Pratt & Whitney Canada a more innovative and productive company, Chenevert became president in 1999. Chenevert continued improving the company, and soon some of P&W engines were used with standard and military planes.
Louis Chenevert Still on the Move
Later, Chenevert became the chairman of UTC; this is a company that is involved in the production of technical products and products that are used in aerospace. Chenevert invested millions in UTC, and his investments had an amazing return. Chenevert was president of UTC for over six years, and he helped the company grow tremendously. In that time, he was able to land an over two-hundred million dollar contract with the Navy. Apart from that, Chenevert was able to help the Company acquire the Goodrich Corporation. In 2014 Chenevert retired, but he came out of retirement for a while because he missed working. Presently, Chenevert is back in retirement, but one never knows what the future will hold for such an innovative leader
Robert Ivy, FAIA, is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects. He has served in that position since 2011. Robert is also the Executive Vice President of the Institute.
He is a native of Mississippi. Robert began his career as an architect after his college graduation more than four decades ago. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and majored in English at Sewanee: The University of the South. He also achieved his Masters of Architecture at Tulane University. Throughout his career, Robert Ivy had the honor of receiving receiving much acclaim and many awards for his contributions to the industry. Find out more about Robert on Tulane School of Architecture.
His career was highlighted earlier this year with a lifetime achievement award bestowed upon him by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. A spokesperson for The American Institute of Architects made the announcement in April of 2018. Robert Ivy was named the recipient of the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. This prestigious award is presented to Mississippians to recognize their exemplary service in their field of the arts. Robert is the first architect to ever receive this award. He now joins a distinguished list of recipients that includes Eudora Welty, Morgan Freeman, Shelby Foote, and Leontyne Price.
Robert Ivy spent many years of his career at McGraw Hill Publishing. He served the firm in a variety of positions, including that as the Vice President and Editorial Director of its Construction Media division. He additionally served as editor in chief of McGraw Hill’s Architectural Record. Under Robert’s tenure, the publication became the most widely read journal in the industry. He was responsible for several other company publications as well, including Constructor, HQ Magazine, The Magazine of Sustainable Design, Sweets, and SNAP.
He also served for many years as a Principal in the architectural firm of Dean, Dale, Dean & Ivy during the early 1980s until the mid 1990s. Robert received the McGraw Hill Management Excellence Award and the American Business Media’s renowned Crain Award, among others.
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