It takes time, vision and provision of service to get to the highest level of professionalism and confidence, no matter what field of industry one chooses to commit. For anyone whose ultimate goal is to not only head a major corporation but pioneer new inventions to advance mankind, the history of Louis R. Chenevert should be inspirational. His list of professional positions include Chairman, CEO, President, COO and Director for United Technologies Corporation (UTC).
Pratt and Whitney is another company on the list of places he has served as President. General Motors has him to thank for more than 14 years of effort as it’s Production General Manager. His experience can easily be described as well-rounded, with time spent with Goldman Sachs Banking Division before his executive positions with UTC. And then, there are the number of other associations with organizations under his belt that warrant mention, such as the Business Council, the US India CEO Forum and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
Of course, there are many others to name, and each one acts as an institution its own right. Before all of his professional success as a businessman, Chenevert knows what it means to perform as a student. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from Universite de Montreal (HEC). This is in addition to an Honorary Doctorate from University of Montreal. He has a history of being Chairman for the HEC’s International Advisory Board as well as founding director and Chairman for the Board of Directors to the Friends of HEC.
But, it is not just his resume that should inspire others to reach the sames heights. Really, Chenevert’s down to earth mode of operation deserves a fair share of the spotlight. For example, he admits that there is whole team of professionals to thank for making UTC what it is. He is also proud to acknowledge that the very same principles and actions are to thank for the production of advancements that have forever changed the field of aerospace. He finds that the best way to achieve product goals is by staying focused within smaller teams and checking the quality of service and product rendered through rigorous review.