As he stands tall, Louis Chenevert simply shows how accomplished he is. He has been a loyal servant to several large companies like the General Motors as a General Manager and also the United Technologies Corporation as the CEO and Chairman where he served diligently and meticulously.
Louis Chenevert attended Universite de Montreal, HEC where he acquired his undergraduate degree in production management. His home country is the French-speaking side of Canada. He has worked in two companies before; General Motors and Pratt & Whitney that was in 1999. At UTC, he was directly elected as the president and CEO in 2006. At the head of the organization, he was efficiently managing assets worth over 100 billion dollars! The leadership he offered gave a lot of gains and the company was able to acquire other firms like Goodrich, a deal which was worth 18.4 billion dollars.
There are some crucial aspects of his leadership that other managers need to emulate like committing to not only the best IT practices but also the best employees. Louis Chenevert’s application of these two factors made the company make strides. Any firm should be held by the best technology to ensure good results.
One of his best business practices was how he could scrutinize and find out the best project to undertake so as to promote the company’s mission. Louis Chenevert could mobilize the employees in a good manner so that they could do their role to make the task a success. When the company was handed over to the current CEO, Gregory Hayes, it was doing well. The management and support staff were really committed to adding more resources while observing the company mission and vision.
To show his passion, he was involved in a project that lasted for more than 20 years tirelessly. The GTF engine came about after a long period of constant research and lots of money, over 10 million dollars. Though the company logo was not branded in their products, they are proud to be the manufacturers. With the recession that hit the country, Louis Chenevert held the company firmly with stability and it survived. Due to theses he has been honored in 2009 with the Honor Award by National Building Museum. Aviation Week &Space Technology also recognized him in 2011 as the Person of The Year.