Not that long ago, there was a man who led one of the most successful and renowned technologies company in the world. That man was Louis Chenevert, and the company he ran was United Technologies Corporation. Louis Chenevert isn’t a name that most people know, but it should be.
Louis Chenevert is a Canadian businessman who started his career following college. He attended the Universite de Montreal Ecole des hautes estudes commerciales, where he earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree. He later returned to the university and earned an Honorary Doctorate.
With a degree in hand, he started working at General Motors, as a worker. He didn’t like all the hard work he had to do, but he soon viewed it as a learning experience. Before long, he was Production General Manager at the company. In 1993, he left General Motors and took his new experience to Pratt & Whitney.
He stayed with Pratt & Whitney until 2006, but he was President of the company by the time he left. His next job was at United Technologies Corporation, where he stayed until he retired in 2014. He tried to start working again in 2015 at Goldman Sachs but only lasted two years before retiring.
A worthwhile, quick watch on maintaining momentum with innovation: https://t.co/t0aA5Z7TVu
— Louis Chenevert (@louis_chenevert) October 16, 2017
When he worked for United Technologies Corporation, he earned numerous promotions, eventually becoming President, CEO, and Chairman all at the same time. He achieved such greatness at that company; to this day, people still want to talk about his time there.
Like all wise professionals, he’s more than happy to tell people the things he’s learned and things that excite him. One of the most exciting things, according to him, is the speed of technology. He doesn’t mean how fast apps open; he means how fast the world can change because of technology.
When he ran United Technologies Corporation, technology was just starting to take hold of the world. Now, things can move so quickly, and the future is fast approaching.