Louis Chenevert retired from his position of Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in December 2014. That was the position that marked his career and set it out from the rest as his achievements at the company transformed it into a global force in its line of work.
The UTC is a multinational conglomerate that does research, development, and manufacturing of products for a variety of industries. The United Technologies Corporation products aerospace systems, aircraft engines, building systems, HVAC, fire and security systems, escalators, industrial products, among else. The corporation is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut and was established 84 years ago in 1934 by businessman Frederick Rentschler. In 2016, the UTC had more than 200 000 employees worldwide.
Louis Chenevert graduated from university in his home country Canada from the University of Montreal with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. In 2011 he got his doctorate from HEC Montreal and in 2014 received an award from the Concordia University.
When Louis Chenevert started the business career he spent the first 14 years of it at General Motors, eventually becoming the General production manager. Next, he joined the company of Pratt & Whitney Canada in 1993. At first, he served as the Vice President of Operations, and in 1999 Louis Chenevert was promoted to President.
The next step for Louis Chenevert was in 2006 when he joined the United Technologies Corporation becoming its Chief Operating Officer and President. Louis Chenevert was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2008, and a couple of years later he became Chairman of the Board as well. A year later, Louis Chenevert started serving at the board of Cargill Inc, and from 2011 to 2012 he was Vice Chairman of the Business Council’s Executive committee.
Over the course of his career, many reads have been given to Louis Chenevert for his professional achievements. In 2013 he was distinguished from the United Service Organization. Before that, he has received the Humanitarian Award from 2060 FDNY Fire Commissioner, the Pace Award for Leadership in Business ethics in 2010 and the Honor Award in 2009.
Still, the most significant achievement of Louis Chenevert’s career has been the globalized UTC that will carry on his business legacy and leadership.