As the former United Technologies Corporation Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Louis Chênevert helped in the company’s development of game-changing products. Not only did United Technologies Corporation develop products that exceeded their customers’ expectation, but under his leadership, the company completed the largest acquisition deal in history up until that point.
Louis Chênevert was employed at United Technologies Corporation from March 2006 until he retired from the company in November 2014. When Louis Chênevert first began at United Technologies Corporation he was one of their directors before advancing to the position of CEO in April 2008 and then Chairman in early 2010. Louis Chênevert was employed at the company Pratt & Whitney before his time at United Technologies Corporation. He worked for Pratt & Whitney from 1993 until he began his position of director at UTC in March 2006.
Louis Chênevert believes that one of the main reason he and the companies he has worked with have been so successful with their endeavors due to the fact that he places so much importance on having the right team. While talent is important, it is also important to make sure that all of the members of a team share the same ideals and goals when it comes to a project. Louis Chênevert that it’s important to not put up with members of the team who don’t line up with the overall goals of the project as they can be a hindrance. Louis Chênevert has a passion for making sure the customers’ needs are met with products that have long life cycles of 30 years.
In order to achieve professional success, Louis Chênevert also thinks that having focus, follow-up, passion, and optimism. Instead of worrying about the internal politics of a company, he pushes his agenda and makes sure the executives are key to the company’s operation have everything that they need in order to complete their objectives. Internal politic can be disruptive to the future of a company and for the best results, Louis Chênevert believes leaders need to make sure that they don’t lose focus.