Louis Chenevert started out as General Motors and eventually made it to being the chief executive officer of United Technologies. He is now a financial advisor at Goldman Sachs. His career has been fueled by a lot of hard work and achieving his professional goals. He grew up in a middle class household in Montreal, Quebec.
He was born in 1958. He developed an interest in how business works and being an entrepreneur when he was in his teens. He grew up being instilled with an attitude that being dedicated to advancing your career would result in success. He is a graduate of the University of Montreal’s HEC Montreal Business School. He has a degree in production management which he first put to use at General Motors. His job there as a production manager was to make sure the products he was in charge of were of high quality, the correct amount, and produced at top speed. By keeping costs low he did his part to make sure General Motors increased their revenues and profits.
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— Louis Chenevert (@louis_chenevert) February 20, 2018
After 14 years Louis Chenevert left the auto industry behind and moved into the aerospace industry. His first job in this industry was as an executive at Pratt & Whitney Canada, beginning in 1993. He became president in 1999 and stayed in this position until 2006. The parent company of this business is United Technologies. In 2006 he became the chairman of this company and before long was named as the new chief executive officer. United Technologies is a huge company in the aerospace industry and also manufactures other products as well such as elevators and HVACs. He says that moving up to leading this company was like entering the major leagues as a baseball player.
One of his legacies at United Technologies is the geared turbofan engine. He invested $10 billion in this engine which has revolutionized the aerospace industry, allowing for cheaper flights and lower volumes of engine sound. Over 14 airlines around the world now use this engine on some of their planes and Louis Chenevert played the biggest part in this coming about.