The career of Louis Chenevert has been on an upward trajectory for many years since he completed his educational career and headed out into the world to combine his love of engineering and savvy business skills. As the leader of the United Technologies Corporation, Louis Chenevert has been a leading figure in taking the company to greater levels of success than have ever been seen by the technology and engine supplier; the success achieved by the Pratt & Whitney engine manufacturing brand was eventually rewarded with a promotion to the position of President and CEO of the entire UTC brand.
Canadian-born Louis Chenevert was educated at the HEC Montreal business school before embarking on a career in the automotive and aviation industries, beginning at the General Motors company. After leading the General Motors St. Therese production plant, Louis Chenevert made his way to the Pratt & Whitney company in 1993 where he oversaw the decision to lobby for the right to produce the latest engines being supplied to the U.S. Airforce to create the F-35 fighter jet. Major engine suppliers such as Rolls-Royce declined to enter the race to create the engine and assisted in developing Pratt & Whitney brand as a major force in the industry.
After providing a series of successes for the Pratt & Whitney brand for six years, Louis Chenevert was given a major promotion to the joint positions of President and CEO of United Technologies Corporation. The abilities of Chenevert saw UTC win plaudits for the successes achieved under the leadership of the President and CEO who made sure environmental impacts on the world were limited by the company.
Louis Chenevert made the decision to step down as CEO of UTC in 2014 and quickly found a new home as an investment advisor for the Merchant Banking division of Goldman Sachs. Alongside the business achievements of Louis R. Chenevert, a number of awards and honors have been given to the Connecticut resident who was named Person of the Year by “Aviation Week & Space Technology.”