Louis Chenevert has made a name for himself in the corporate world. His jobs have ranged from being a production manager to being the CEO of United Technologies. He also served as an advisor to Goldman Sachs. He is Canadian by birth. One of the things that everyone can embrace is that it does not matter how a person started out, but where a person ends up.
Louis Chenevert has always had a feel for what he wanted to accomplish. He was also willing to work hard for what he wanted to achieve. Determination was also a key driving force that eventually compelled him to the top of his game. The key to his success is in the early years of his life. Education was his stepping stone.
Chenevert majored in production management at the HEC Montreal Business School at the University of Montreal. He studied how companies make products with respect to the highest quality, speed, and lowest cost. These are the business elements that can lead to higher profits. His goal, wherever he found employment, was to make sure he had a hand in the company’s success. Quite often, the success of a company lies in production management.
His first taste of corporate success was his role with General Motors where he managed the assembly line in Montreal. He formed a great working relationship with Hachey, who would promote Chenevert whenever he, himself, received a promotion. Chenevert honed his management and decision-making skills in this role. On the vehicle production line, there is little margin for error. One hour of mistake time could have resulted in 60 or more defective vehicles.
From there, Chenevert migrated to Pratt & Whitney. Here, he made his mark and went on to work for United Technologies Corporation. Today, Louis Chenevert loves building modern yachts.