Louis Chenevert legacy at UTC is one that will live for many years to come. Louis Chenevert has seen the organization through the ups and downs of the economy, particularly during the depression period. Louis is French-Canadian born; he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management from the Universite de Montreal, Ecole des Hautes Etudes commercials. Before being donned for the CEO seat Louis previously worked at general motors for more than a decade. In his long executive career, he served as the president of Pratt and Whitney unit for almost decade.
While at UTC, Chenevert was on the frontline for the acquisition of Goodrich group which UTC had spent many years persuading for purchase. UTC, thanks to the leadership of Louis Chenevert, won the tender to supply F-35 engines to the United States government. Chenevert laid down the blueprint to UTC establishment of the Sikorsky unit which manufactures state of the art helicopters. UTC developed the aerospace unit which is responsible for the production of landing gears, brakes, actuators, flight controls and sensors. Louis Chenevert has converted the organization to be the leading manufacturer of heating, refrigeration and cooling equipment. UTC boasts in assembling the most advanced jet engines and the Geared Turbofan Engine (GTF).
As UTC chairman, Louis Chenevert focused on investing in technology and his employees. With the legacy which he has left behind, he hopes to pass on the seed of Leaving the organization more developed than he had found it to his successor. UTC established scholarship programs to help its employees gain higher education .the mechanism has been successful as many of the employees have gained from it.
Louis Chenevert has received accolades for his leadership. He has won recognition in the field of development. Most notably, his prime achievement has to be his consistency in delivering results. During the recession period, while most companies were failing Louis Chenevert single-handedly guided the organization to safety thus transforming UTC to the giant it has become.
Chenevert prides himself in the ability to identify valuable business opportunities with regards to technology. Once he has determined an innovation, he puts his time and hard work to make sure it kicks off and lives to the expected standards. It is during his tenure that Chenevert and the current president made it a necessity to invest in any developing technology.