Canadian Businessman Louis Chenevert is the former CEO of United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a conglomerate business with multi-billion businesses under its umbrella. The story of Louis Chenevert is inspiring to many young people who would be looking to make it in business. He came from a humble background and worked his way up until he became a top corporate executive. He holds a degree in production management from Montreal University. As a production socialist, his role is to ensure that businesses met the production needs. The production department plays a crucial role in any business since it is the one which determines how the rest will perform. If it is running well, then the company will run smoothly. His work is to oversee the efficient production of high-quality products at the right prices and capacity.
Louis Chenevert started his career in the auto industry. General Motors employed him as a production line manager. It is here that he developed skills in managing high capacity production line. The company was producing a vehicle in every one-minute meaning that it required a high level of efficiency not to err. Everything must be running smoothly such that no mistake occurs. He worked at GM for 14 years.
After working in the auto industry, he decided to switch to the aerospace industry. He joined Pratt & Whitney Canada which was manufacturing small jet engines. After serving for some time, production went up significantly while at the same time the cost of production reduced by 20%. He caught the attention of the executives at Pratt & Whitney USA. They saw the work he had done at the Canadian subsidiary and decided to bring him to the USA where he would be in charge of production of large jet engines.
Louis Chenevert repeated his good performance at Pratt & Whitney. He impressed the management of UTC since his business was the only one making huge profits. It assisted in offsetting the losses which some of the businesses under the conglomerate were making. After an impressive run at Pratt & Whitney where he initiated the development of the geared turbofan engine, he was appointed the CEO of UTC in 2008.