It takes talent to find success in one area of business. So it is quite something to find a business leader who has staked a name for himself in several business sectors. For Canadian business legend, Louis Chênevert, finding success atop different businesses was just something that came naturally to him.
Mr. Chênevert was educated at HEC Montréal, which was an affiliated business school at the University of Montreal. He graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in production management in 1979. From there, Mr. Chênevert began his career at General Motors.
While working at the largest car company in the world, Louis Chênevert rose to the title of general production manager. After 14 years at General Motors, Mr. Chênevert joined Canadian aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Canada. While at Pratt & Whitney, Mr. Chênevert became Vice President of Operations and later President of the company.
As Louis Chênevert found success at Pratt & Whitney Canada, other companies showed interest in the business leader. And it wasn’t long before a major Fortune 500 company would offer Mr. Chênevert an offer he couldn’t refuse. So in March 2006, Mr. Chênevert joined blue-chip giant United Technologies Corp. as their Chief Operating Officer, as well as the President of the company. Additionally, Mr. Chênevert was also appointed to the company’s board of directors.
Less than two years later, Mr. Chênevert became the Chief Executive Officer at United Technologies Corporation. Finally, in 2010, the Canadian business leader became the Chairman of the Board of the same company.
Louis Chênevert’s leadership and success was recognized in 2011 when trade magazine Aviation Week & Space Technology named him as their Person of the Year. From General Motor to United Technologies Corporate, Mr. Chênevert has found success. It is this type of talent and determination that has made Mr. Chênevert’s resume tough to match in today’s business world.