Louis Chenevert has had a long and successful career, and he has finally decided to share exactly how he did it all. He achieved all he did in the entrepreneurial world by always knowing exactly what he wanted in life, and then working as hard as he could to achieve his goals. He has worked in production management at General Motors, been the Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies (UTC), and been an adviser for Goldman Sachs.
Chenevert was born in Quebec in 1958. Growing up was relatively uneventful, but it was at a young age that he developed an interest in business and entrepreneurship. Even when he was young, he knew that dedication was the one thing that made a difference in career. He knew that hard work would undoubtedly create success. He has Bachelors degree in Production Management from the University of Montréal, which he used to land his first job with General Motors.
Guy Hachey, the man who first hired Louis Chenevert, was only a year and a half ahead of him at the time. He says he never once regretted the decision to hire him. Everytime Hachey was promoted, he promoted Chenevert to replace him, and so together, they rose through the ranks of the company, and worked hard to improve it.
After 14 long years at General Motors, Chenevert decided to make a change. With some encouragement from coworkers, Chenevert moved on to the aerospace industry. It was 1993 when he officially joined Pratt & Whitney Canada. By 1996 he took another step forward, moving PWC to being the executive vice president for it’s mother company P&W. Only three years later, Louis Chenevert was promoted to president of P&W and through his leadership the company was able to make it profitable once more.
Chenevert’s improvements to P&W were noticed by the parent company UTC, and so up he moved. After only two years, in 2008, he was named the CEO and president of UTC. He was praised heavily by his predecessor, George David, and Louis Chenevert hasn’t let him down in the least bit.