How the Visionary Leadership of Louis Chenevert Rattled the Aviation Industry

Louis Chenevert has no doubt gained a position of prominence in the world of business. His career as business executive is accentuated by several successes that have been earned through a keen demonstration of being result-oriented.

Louis Chenevert was born in Montreal, Quebec and attended HEC Montreal, an affiliate of the University of Montreal, where graduated with a bachelor’s degree in production management. Louis went on to work with General Motors for fourteen years, rising through the ranks to become the Production General Manager. He later joined one of the world’s leading aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and his leadership were evident from the significant growth in unit performance during his tenure. Louis was slated to go up the ladder and was soon appointed President of the company.
Chenevert’s leadership skills and understanding of the business world saw him appointed the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of the influential United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in 2006. UTC, a well-recognized manufacturer of a wide range of high-technology products had no doubt found a good match for skills, business acumen and experience in Louis Chenevert
Under Chenevert’s leadership, UTC grew to be the leading conglomerate in the United States of America. The company saw an increase of more than 200% in its share price from $37 to $ 117.
It is also under his watch that the company acquired Goodrich at a cost of $16.3 billion, a deal that is still unchallenged in the aerospace industry.
For his contributions in the business world, Louis Chenevert has been presented various awards such as the one by the National Building Museum in 2009. Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine recognized him as “Person of the Year” in 2016 and he was he was awarded an honorary doctorate by HEC Montreal.
Louis Chenevert is recognized as a visionary leader who is able to predict the direction of the industry and take the necessary steps. His contribution to the aviation world, in particular, has been of immense importance to the industry and continues to influence industry players.