Louis R. Chenevert was the former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of United Technologies Corporation. He began his career as President and chief Executive Officer in April of 2008 and he became Chairman of the corporation in January of 2010. He retired from these positions in November 2014. Previously he served the corporation as President and Chief Operating Officer and also served as a Director of United Technologies from March of 2006. Before achieving these career goals he was President of Pratt and Whitney from April of 1999 through March of 2006.
Before this he worked for 14 years at General Motors as Production General Manager of the General Motors ST. Theresa operation.
Louis R Chenevert worked with the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division as a Senior Industry Advisor from 2015 to 2017. He was a member of the US-India CEO Forum. He has been one of the Board of Directors for Cargill Inc. since 2011. In 2017 he became Chairman of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
He is currently Chairman of the Yale Cancer Center’s Advisory Board. Louis R Chenevert became a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics also known as the (AIAA).
Louis R Chenevert achieved a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Production Management from the University of Montreal. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Montreal in 2011.
Louis R Chenevert and his team worked on a 30 year business cycle plan for United Technologies. Some of the ideas he worked on while at UTC were as follows. The F135 jet engine which would upgrade jet propulsion engines. The GTF jet engine was designed to burn less fuel and reduce noise levels. It also was made with fewer parts making it easier to work on.
X2 technology was developed at Sikorsky Aircraft so that helicopter speeds could be doubled. Goodrich Aerospace was bought by United Technologies which greatly increased the manner in which UTC could develop new technologies. Louis R. Chenevert is an extraordinary man. With his long history of education and his strong managerial skills he has helped to change the world.