Louis Chenevert left a permanent mark at United Technologies Corporation (UTC). Chenevert worked for general motors for 14 years before moving to Pratt and Whitney in 1996. He was made the CEO of UTC after serving in the corporation for six years. The contributions that he made to the company are among the landmarks that the firm can look back and be proud of. His first achievement was the acquisition of Goodrich that took more than one year before sealing the over $18.4 billion deal.
Chenevert pioneered the development of advanced engines at Pratt and Whitney. The advanced engines served as a better option for Airbus making Pratt and Whitney the most preferred corporation in the narrow-body jet engine. He also helped the company to focus on high-quality technology, and this has made significant contributions in Pratt and Whitney.
Pratt and Whitney Geared Turbofan engine was established at the cost of $10 billion. The company’s engines are being used by 72 aircrafts in 14 airlines. The engines cut noise by 75%, reduces fuel consumption by 16%, and its emission is 50% less. The corporation has factories in Georgia, Connecticut, Michigan, New York and Florida among other places. UTC is well known for assembling most advanced engines for military and commercial use.
UTC is also committed to making employees better. Chenevert implemented the idea of taking employees back to the University to acquire a degree in their preferred field. UTC has a scholarship program that caters for their employees’ degree programs. Close to 40,000 UTC employees have benefited from the program since 1996.
Louis Chenevert is a graduate of the Universite of de Montreal where he graduated with a bachelor of commerce degree in production management. He carries out research, develops and manufactures high-quality technology products. Chenevert first worked for General Motors where he was the production general manager before joining Pratt and Whitney.
Louis sits on several executive committees where he also chairs some of them. He chairs Yale Cancer Center’s Advisory Board, in 2005; he was inducted into the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Louis was the president of Pratt and Whitney from 1999 to March 2006. He later served as the Director, Chief Operating Officer and President of United Technologies from 2006.