Louis R. Chenevert is one of the most successful CEOs and production managers in the world. He set his eyes on the role of product management early in life when he chose to study product management in HEC Montréal an affiliate of the world renown university of Montreal.
He began his career in product management when he joined General motors where he worked for fourteen years.He rose through the ranks during his tenure here and by the time he left he was production general manager.
In 1993 he moved to an American aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney which has its headquarters in East Hartford, Connecticut but also has a subsidiary in Canada he worked here for six years in the engine department before he was elected president. At this time he was in charge of all the operations within the country and it is during his reign that saw a steady growth in production and revenue.
This success at the Canadian subsidy saw him get a call up to become the CEO and president of united technologies corporation in March of 2006 this was at a time when manufacturing was being hit hard by the recession and it was a time when many others in manufacturing were closing shop and outsourcing manufacturing to other countries. This trend led to an era where a lot of engineers lost their jobs but contrary to the trend Louis chose not to follow suit but instead concentrate on investing in the latest technology as well as human skills placing UTC a cut above the rest in the industry.He was even able to move hundreds of aerospace engineers from a lower-cost locale back to Connecticut marking a different way of doing things.
His major achievements at United were many but some of the most notable were the acquisition of Goodrich for a jaw dropping eighteen billion dollars this marked the birth of a merger that would shake the entire aerospace industry. They were now able to achieve single stop shops status for big aircraft manufacturers of both commercial and military use.
Louis also successfully steered the company towards lower green house emissions achieving a 26% overall drop as well as reducing the overall water consumption by the corporation.