Louis R. Chenevert is United Technologies Corporation’s previous Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. He was designated CEO and President as well as Chairman in April 2008 and January 2010 respectively. He held the cited positions until his retirement in November 2014.
Before he served with United Technologies Corporation, Chenevert was the President of Pratt and Whitney from April 1999 to March 2006. Prior to his employment with Pratt and Whitney in the year 1993, he worked at General Motors for 14 years where he was appointed as the Production General Manager of General Motors for its Therese operations.
Louis Chenevert finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce major in Production Management from the Universite de Montreal, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales. He was given an Honorary Doctorate from Montreal University in 2011. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Founding Director for the Friends of HEC; and the Chairman of HEC Montreal’s International Advisory Board.
A worthwhile, quick watch on maintaining momentum with innovation: https://t.co/t0aA5Z7TVu
— Louis Chenevert (@louis_chenevert) October 16, 2017
According to Chenevert, the United Technologies idea came from a multitude of ideas that were contributed by leading executives who have a deep understanding of the zeal to bring about evolving products that covers a product cycle of 30 years based on consumer requirements. The strategy will result to a great transformation when integrated in effecting procurements that would intensify the existing portfolio.
When asked what he would do differently if he were given the opportunity to start again, Louis Chenevert said that he would be on the lookout for internal politics since they have an effect of upsetting amazing outcomes. Internal politics would also disable the ability of brilliant leaders to concentrate on the appropriate execution of their responsibilities; which could eventually affect their bright futures.
He added that it is not good for the entire organization to put up with employees or team players that do not conform to the program because this would only hamper the progress of the company. He says that it is vital in any operation to meet any existing problem head on because delaying the resolution to any dilemma will just make it worse in the long run.