Louis Chenevert’s rise from humble beginnings will inspire anyone to follow their dreams no matter how big or small. He was born in Montreal, Canada where he had a relatively normal childhood. Deep inside Louis wanted more. He had big aspirations that one day he would accomplish.
In the works for a while – interesting read: https://t.co/ZIU8n9b9Qa
— Louis Chenevert (@louis_chenevert) June 11, 2018
Eventually Mr. Chenevert would become President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer at United Technologies Corporation but for now he would have to work his way up there. Louis Chenevert attended HEC Montreal where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Production Management. This would be the most perfect degree for his future business endeavors. Louis first started his career at General Motors in Canada at their St. Therese, Quebec. He worked the 2nd shift in their assembly line as a first line supervisor. His managers were so impressed with his work ethic and knowledge that he kept rising in his positions. The man who hired him, Guy Hachey, can proudly say that Louis was a great employee and they became fast friends.
Louis Chenevert was ready for change and joined the team at Pratt & Whitney 1993 after 14 years at General Motors. He rose the ranks of Pratt & Whitney like he did at GM. In one year Mr. Chenevert was able to cut manufacturing costs by 10 percent. In 1999, he became President and continued to grow the company to new heights. He knew their GTF engine had so much untapped potential that when Louis Chenevert joined United Technologies Corporation as Chairman he would use UTC’S resources to advance the engine’s abilities ten fold. The two businesses are connected because Pratt & Whitney is a company under the umbrella of companies at United Technologies Corporation. He had UTC invest $10 million dollars to use the most up to date advanced technology to super boost this engine. At last, the new engine was unveiled and was clearly superior to any other on the market. Over 70 aircraft use the engine in over 14 airlines. They cut fuel costs by 20 percent, 50 percent less noise, and needed 30 percent less parts in its lifetime.