Louis R. Chenevert is a Canadian executive and entrepreneur who served as the chief executive officer of the United Technologies Corporation from 2008 to 2014. He previously worked with other companies, most notably General Motors where he worked for more than 14 years. Louis R. Chenevert is considered as one of the best leaders of the United Technologies Corporation because he managed to take the company to a whole new level after serving as their chief executive officer. He also introduced several changes that made the company one of the most profitable in the industry.
Back when he was still working for General Motors, Louis R. Chenevert had an idea to quit the vehicle manufacturing company and work for a different industry. One of his colleagues convinced him to work for the United Technologies Corporation and assured him that his experiences with General Motors would not be put to waste. Louis R. Chenevert decided to leave his company for 14 years to experience a new direction in his career. He initially worked with the subsidiaries of the United Technologies Corporation, specifically with PWC and P&W. These subsidiaries have two different goals – one is to create the smallest aircraft, while the other one targets to develop the largest engines.
Louis R. Chenevert managed to overcome all of the challenges that he faced while working with the subsidiaries of the United Technologies Corporation, and he gained the attention from the headquarters. Because of his exceptional performance, he was named as the new chief executive officer of the company in 2008. He used his ability to lead the company to success and launched programs which have benefited the company’s employees. He provided scholarships to the United Technologies Corporation employees, giving them the freedom to choose which degree they would want to take in college. Because of his programs, the United Technologies Corporation had a sudden surge in the number of engineers and other professionals. Another reform that he introduced is the expansion and strengthening of their relationship with their business partners, especially with the United States military and other similar organizations and institutions.