Louis R. Chenevert is a businessman born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and now resides in Hartford, Connecticut. Chenevert attained his education from the University of Montreal, HEC Montreal and Concordia University. Prior to retirement, he was the Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies Corporation(UTC.)
Louis is one of the most legendary names to ever work at United Technologies Corporation. His focus of innovation and long-term goals during his stint as CEO of UTC is what transformed the company into the success it is today. Louis is responsible for changing an entire industry with the investments he chose to make during his time at UTC. During his prior position at Pratt & Whitney, Louis came up with the idea of a specific type of engine. When he became a part of United Technologies Corporation in 2006, he brought the idea with him. Due to the increase in efficiency the engine provided, 14 airlines now use this specific engine.
After the success of Louis’ engine, the company grew exponentially. The company is expected to create 25,000 new employees with-in the next 3 years. The current leadership at UTC say that it strives to be as revolutionary as Louis R. Chenevert. Gregory Hayes, the current Chief Executive Officer at UTC likes to remind his employees that the CEO should work in favor of the company and should leave the company better off than they found it. This is the attitude the Chenevert had when he was CEO of UTC, and it is the mindset that any CEO of any company should have.
Chenevert is the recipient of the 2009 Honor Award from the National Building Museum, in 2011 he was named Person of the Year by Aviation Week & Space Technology.
As well as his career in airline innovations, he is chairman of the Yale Cancer Center Advisory Board. He is also the founder of United States Friends of HEC Montreal Foundation and is chairman of the HEC Montreal International Advisory Board.