Louis R. Chenevert is the former chief executive officer & chairman of United Technologies Corporation. He has served in various positions such as being the president, chief executive officer, and chairman at different times of year until his retirement in November 2014. Louis was a chief operating officer at the same company since 2006 after serving as the president in Pratt & Whitney between 1999 and 2006. Before the year 1993 when he joined Pratt & Whitney, Louis R. Chenevert had served at General Motors for 14 years. After retiring at United Technologies, Louis joined Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division where he served as a senior industry advisor between 2015 and 2017. He is a member of Business Council, however, a former member of US-India CEO Forum. Louis R. Chenevert serves on Board of directors of Cargill Inc. He is also the Chairman of Yale Cancer Centre Advisory Board.
Louis R. Chenevert has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in production management from University de Montréal, École des Hautes études commercials (HEC). In 2011, he acquired an Honorary Doctorate from University of Montreal. He is also serving as a Chairman of International Advisory Board for HEC Montreal and is the founding director & chairman of Friends of HEC Board of Directors.
The goal of United Technologies, where he formerly worked, was focused on the understanding of needs of their customers and a great passion in delivering wonderful products. Louis R. Chenevert made great accomplishments in the company during his service at the company. What brought in so much success was the self-drive behind him to invest in technologies. He had a great vision for the company in supporting the economy of the US and create as many jobs as possible. Because of his career and service at Pratt and Whitney, the company has been able to establish manufacturing plants in Georgia, Connecticut, Florida, New York, and Michigan. These plants have created some supply chains and invested in meeting the needs of their clients. He is one of the brains that think creatively and innovatively to change the state of the companies. Louis R. Chenevert is a key person behind the growth and success of United Technologies towards becoming a global company with extensive investments in the world.