Canadian businessman Louis Chenevert to surround yourself with successful people. A strong team that works well together will eventually make it to the top. Mr. Chenevert experienced the opposite at a job in his early career and it impacted him greatly. From there he knew that treating everyone with respect, listening, and working as a team would be crucial to success.
Mr. Chenevert earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Production Management from HEC Montreal in Canada as a young man. With a passion for business and desire to be successful Louis worked his way up for a number of well known companies including General Motors. His first position there as first line supervisor at an assembly plant was one of the worst jobs he had. This was also the second shift so it was even more challenging. He found that management would not take the time to listen to employee, which greatly impacted Louis and how he would be as a leader. Employees would often have great input and ideas that would not see the light of day. After 14 years working his way up in the company, Louis Chenevert was ready for a change. He started working for Pratt & Whitney, a company under the umbrella of United Technologies Corporation in which he would run one day. With time eventually he would become Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board for UTC. With a long career under his belt he retired at the end of the 2014 year. He revolutionized their jet engine by incorporating the most advance technology and helped United Technologies Corporation acquire Goodrich aerospace, all the while not doing any unnecessary firings or compromising the environment. Louis Chenevert was able to accomplish this tremendous feat with relentless focus, follow up, talented individuals, and lots of passion. He believes with the right team anything is possible. Listening to individuals who are don’t want to accomplish the same goals will disrupt the outcome. In 2015 Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division had the pleasure of gaining this remarkable individual as their Senior Industry Advisor. Louis Chenevert also sits on a number of boards and has won awards for his outstanding work.