Becoming a success in business can be a fiercely competitive endeavor. And to ride to the top of a Fortune 500 company is an especially incredible accomplishment. For Louis Chenevert, rising to the top of United Technologies Corporation was an acumination of a decades-long string of successes.
Mr. Chenevert’s story started in Montreal, Quebec. From a young age, Mr. Chenevert learned about business. Right after graduating from HEC Montréal with a degree in business administration, the Montreal native went to work for General Motors. It was at one of the largest companies in the world that Mr. Chenevert got his first taste of success.
Louis Chenevert rose to the position of general production manager during his 14 years at General Motors. During this time, Mr. Chenevert learned how to deal with the operations of one of the largest automotive companies in the world. His success at General Motors would lead to Mr. Chenevert being recruited by Pratt & Whitney in 1993.
At Pratt & Whitney, Mr. Chenevert was vice-president of operations. By 1999, he would become the President of the company. Me. Chenevert would remain President of Pratt & Whitney for seven more years.
In 2006, Louis Chenevert would receive a call that most business people only dream about. United Technologies Corporation wanted him to lead their entire company. Mr. Chenevert accepted the position and was named President, Chief Operating Officer as well as a Direct on the company’s board. Just two years later, Mr. Chenevert would be named Chief Executive Officer. And in 2010, Mr. Chenevert would become the Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Chenevert would remain at United Technologies Corporation until 2014. During his tenure, Louis Chenevert led the Fortune 500 company to increased revenue and profits. His reputation as a great business leader also led him to be named co-chairman of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation Board of Directors in 2015.
From General Motors to United Technologies Corporation, Louis Chenevert has found success. With a determination for greatness, the Montreal native was able to make the most of his opportunities. As he enters his next decade in business, Louis Chenevert seeks to blaze more trails through the corporate landscape.