Louis Chenevert: Aerodynamic Businessman

The aerospace industry is one that confuses everyone that isn’t college trained or has worked in the industry for a number of years. The main reason for that is all the official jargon they use when talking about what they do for a living. Even when people like Louis Chenevert talk about their career, it can be confusing.

Basically, Louis Chenevert used to work for a company called United Technologies Corporation. He joined that company in 2006 after working for a number of other companies in the engineering industry. Most of his career was spent at General Motors, where he worked for 14 years.

After leaving GM, he started working for Pratt and Whitney. He stayed with Pratt until 2006 when he left to take a job at UTC. He started out as President and COO and became Chairman and CEO within two years. To this day, people still interview him about his time at UTC.

When he took over UTC, he noticed a huge opportunity to do something big with the company. Working with a number of key executives and small teams, he focused on making acquisitions and developing game-changing products that would strengthen the company’s portfolio.

Bringing all that innovation to the reality wasn’t easy. He has to put together the right team and focus them on producing results that exceeded their customers’ expectations. By using brilliant operational talent and engineering and focusing those teams, he achieved many great successes. After developing anything new, he’d go over the key objectives and make sure they met his high standards.

After spending years in the industry, he’s excited to see how technology and speed have opened hundreds of doors to the future. When he worked for UTC, technology was still gently knocking down walls. Now, it’s busting through walls left and right.

Like all brilliant leaders and entrepreneurs, Chenevert has certain habits that make him perfect to lead a company like UTC. His relentless passion and eternal optimism are just some of his wonderful qualities.


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