President of Pratt and Whitney branch of the larger United Technologies Corporation (UTC), Louis Chenevert has maintained the high standards that come with his position. He formerly served as the General Manager at General Motors, a position he held for ten years.
Standing six and a half feet tall, this man is well endowed not just in height but also in intellect. The French-born 58-year-old studied production management from Université de Montréal. He served in various capacities at General Motors for 14 years, and went on to Canada, working for Pratt and Whitney for six years and seven years at UTC. Evidently, this man has unrivaled experience gathered throughout his career.
Louis Chenevert has made numerous achievements earning him an award from National Building Museum in 2009. In 2011, he was honored with a doctorate from Montreal University and was named Person of the year by U.S. aviation trade magazine in 2011.
He acknowledges that the right technology paired with the right team of workers is essential to the success of a company. These are the secrets he has used to leave the institutions he has worked for in better positions than he found them in.
Making investments in advanced technology, Chenevert has over time reaped the benefits of this bold move. Companies he has worked for have made tremendous profits owing to Chenevert’s confidence to venture into an area when many preferred to watch from a distance.
He began a scholarship program that has for over 21 years helped thousands of people working for United Technologies complete their education. Over 39,000 degrees have been granted to employees, consequently improving their potential to climb up career ladders while improving their personal lives. Chenevert has proved instrumental in encouraging the continuance of various programs in UTC investing up to one billion dollars.
UTC is in the business of creating jet engines. Complex technology is incorporated in the manufacture of these engines making them fit for both commercial and military jets. Chenevert will forever remain in the minds of his employees because of the simple fact that he opted to use the company’s workforce to handle duties in various bases as opposed to outsourcing. He managed to retain all his workers, seeking alternative solutions when other companies would prefer to retrench its workers.