Louis Chênevert is an ex-CEO of the United Technologies Corporation (UTC). He also used to be the President of Pratt & Whitney Canada. Chênevert first obtained his bachelor degree in production management at HEC Montréal.
HEC Montréal is a business school that belonged to the University of Montréal in Quebec, Canada. Years after he graduated, he served as the chairman for the International Advisory Board and the Board of Directors for the Friends of HEC Montrealat the HEC Montréal business school.
Louis Chênevert started his career as a Production General Manager at the General Motors. He was the Production General Manager for the St. Therese Operation for 14 years before he joined Pratt & Whitney Canada in 1993. From 1993-1996, he was the Vice President of Operations at Pratt & Whitney Canada. He has been acting as the Executive Vice President of operations since 1998. Read more about Louis Chenevert at Wings Journal.
On that same year, he also became the supervisor for the operation in the Aftermarket Services, Operations and Purchasing. In the following year, he becomes the Executive Vice President of the United Technologies Corporation. He was admitted officially as the Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in 2005.
After 6 years of working at Pratt & Whitney, he was promoted to the President position. He was the President for Pratt & Whitney from April 1999 – March 2006. In March 2006, he was promoted to the CEO of United Technologies Corp (UTC) on the 8th March 2006. At the same time, he was also the president of UTC which he serves from March 8 2006 – December 2009. United Technologies Corp is the holding company that operates under the Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation.
Louis Chênevert took up the position of the Chairman of UTC from the 1st January 2010 to November 2014. In between 2011 – 2012, he became the Vice Chairman for the Executive Committee of The Business Council. He served as a director of Cargill, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. He has lots of experiences serving in many committee and boards including Tax and Fiscal Committee, Business Council, Bushnell Theater, Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, Board of overseers and a member of the US-India CEO Forum. Visit utc.com to know more about Louis Chenevert.
He has been involved in serving as a chairman for many charities boards such as Yale Cancer Center’s Advisory Board and Smillow Cancer Hospital Capital Campaign Committee. Chênevert has resigned the position of CEO of UTC on the 8th of December in 2014. The director, Edward Kangas has replaced him as the CEO. On the September 2015, he was being invited to be the Exclusive Advisor at the Merchant Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. He will be focusing on opportunities in the aerospace sector.
Chênevert has received several honors throughout his life. He received the Honor Award at the National Building museum in 2009. He was awarded with an honorary doctorate at the HEC Montréal in May 2011. He was named the Person of the Year 2011 in the Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. He was awarded with the Harrington Medal for the Quebec Quality Movement. In 1995, he was elected as the Noveaux Performant as one of the most outstanding young leaders in Quebec.