Louid Chênevert received a Bachelor degree in Production Management from the University of Montreal. With his later work and attained prestige he was also given an Honorary Doctorate from University of Montreal in 2011 as well. Montreal’s International Advisory Board is one of many positions held and was a founding director of the Board of Directors for the Friends of HEC.
As former Chairman & CEO of United Technologies Corporation, Louis was elected President & Chief Executive Officer holding both positions until 2014 when he retired from work. Prior to that, he served as President, Pratt & Whitney, from April 1999 through March 2006.
When at UTC, the organization focused on operational work and who talented with the creation and execution of ideas. Small teams get tons of work done when the goal is simple, amplify current tech to new heights and change how the game is played. If you couldn’t sit down with a group of people and hash out ideas and solutions Louis might not have seen you as a good fit for his time working at UTC.
Change is extremely important as it is needed to acquire a more diverse portfolio of work for potential buyers and investors. As a multi-national company, the cycle for good work is needed to consistently be evolving. With a good set of tools and the optimal team Louis believed in a 30 cycle of time that many life altering products could be created. With his approach it developed a strong series of items such the F135 Engine that change military propulsion systems forever. Another is the GTF engine which was developed to enhance the efficiency of burning fuel. It changed the percentages quite drastically. Burning fuel 20% more efficiently, noise reduction by 50%, and fewer parts lowering cost. Eventually a body segment part that was previously own purchased from Rolls Royce was actually replaced with a new better bodt segment piece through the UTC program taking much of their business away. UTC also developed new flight tech for helicopters in the event they need to be more quiet. But one of Cheneverts biggest milestones was the purchase of Goodrich for 18 billion dollars changed the company and industry forever. Over the years Louis helped take UTC to levels they could never even dream of.