Louis Chenevert has been a pioneer in the business world working in several different fields over his long and illustrious career. He is now semi-retired and works as an executive advisor for Goldman Sachs part-time. Louis Chenevert is more well known for his work in the aerospace industry where he made radical changes to how that field functions. His first step into the business world started at General Motors.
He procured this job after graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in production management from HEC Montreal in 1979. He eventually climbed to the position of Production General Manager, a position he would hold for 14 years. Louis Chenevert later obtained two honorary doctorates, one from HEC Montreal in 2011 and one from Concordia University in 2014.
Louis Chenevert earned much of his fame during his time as CEO of United Technologies. During his time in this position, he created a series of strategies that led to greater acquisitions and an overall strengthening of their portfolio. Amount the things these strategies brought were the F315 engine sole source position, the GTF engine development, the development of the Airbus A-320, won the next generation of Gulfstream G500 and G600, developing new X2 technology at Sikorsky, and the acquisition of Goodrich Aerospace. These were obtained by focusing on developing small teams with a core focus on projects. Louis Chenevert has always been a very focused and passionate businessman and credits those things for a large portion of his success.
Prior to his work at United Technologies but after his time at General Motors Louis Chenevert worked at Pratt & Whitney Canada in 1993. He climbed to the position of vice-president of operations in 1999 at the same company. He remained at Pratt & Whitney Canada until 2006 when he joined United Technologies. He also currently co-chairman on the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, a position that he obtained in 2015.