Louis Chenevert is a Canadian businessman who’s worked nearly all his life. After graduating from the University of Montreal with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, he started working at General Motors. He didn’t really like the job that much, but he stayed with it in order to move up the corporate ladder.
In 1993, he left General Motors and started working at Pratt and Whitney. He didn’t really do anything special while working at Pratt, so he only stayed there until 2006. In 2006, his career started to blossom, as he took a job at United Technologies Corporation.
UTC is one of the most successful companies in the world, and people still talk to Chenevert about running that company even though he retired from UTC in 2014. In most of his interviews about UTC, people want to know who he managed to lead such a large and successful company.
For a start, the idea of UTC came from a number of sources that inspired Chenevert to put them all together. UTC wasn’t as successful as it became when Chenevert took over. Before him, the company was just another chink in the aeronautics industry. When he took over, the company began developing major products.
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— Louis Chenevert (@louis_chenevert) September 14, 2017
Chenevert had one goal: develop game-changing products and make acquisitions that would strengthen the company’s portfolio. He went above and beyond that goal, landing numerous major acquisitions and developing some of the most innovative technology the industry’s seen in years.
The number of times he was recognized for brilliance is dumbfounding. He was someone who could take something from his head and bring to life faster than anyone else. He was able to do this by putting together efficient and effective teams whose sole purpose was to exceed customers’ expectations every time.
Now that his time at United Technologies is over, he still reminisces about those days. It’s hard not to when everyone wants to talk about his career at UTC. After leaving, he started working for Goldman Sachs but that didn’t last.