Louis Chenevert was born and raised in Canada, but is now a US citizen. He started his career at General Motors and eventually was elected as Chairman and CEO at UTC. When he announced his retirement, it came as a bit of a surprise, but Chenevert’s impact at UTC remains.
Louis Chenevert set the bar very high for leadership at UTC. He never stopped pushing his company to achieve beyond their goals. His work ethic and belief in investing not only in innovation but in the people behind it allowed UTC to not only succeed under his leadership, but contribute significantly to progress in technology and their own business.
While Chenevert’s resignation affected the company, the legacy he left inspired future leaders to aspire to his goals and attitudes for the company. The United Technologies Corporation made the best engines thanks to the help of Louis Chenevert; his unwavering work ethic set the bar high for the competition.
See Chenevert speak below: