Louis Chenevert single-handedly turned around the United Technologies Corporation during his run as their most successful chief executive officer.
He prepared for his moment as the chief executive officer by studying production management at the University of Montréal affiliate business school HEC Montréal.
His first job in the field of management and production occurred at General Motors. Here, for 14 years, he oversaw the production of the Pontiac. He was in charge of quality control and reducing costs.
After his 14 years at General Motors he was approached by Pratt & Whitney with a job offer to train to be the next president of the company. He would work for six years as the vice president learning underneath the one currently the position before taking over.
In 2006, he will become the chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corporation. UTC was known for his research and development of the highest technology products in existence. Most of the money came from producing jet engines that were integrated with sensors, flight controls, aerospace systems, landing gear, actuators, breaks, and aerostructures.
Underneath his leadership, UTC will become highly diversified. They would purchase both Otis and Goodrich and use those to expand their portfolio. This allowed them to enter into the heating and cooling industry to become a dominant force to be reckoned with. The also allowed them to completely dominate the aerospace manufacturer market.
Underneath his leadership, the United Technologies Corporation would increase their net worth to $63 billion as a direct response of their shares increasingly 200%. During his tenure, he outperformed the leading executives for the Dow Jones industrial as well as the S&P 500. Dividends are paid on time for 77 years. In the years 2015 through 2017 dividend saw their payment increase by 10%.
He will become a spokesperson for the environment and lead by example. His company produced fewer emissions and consume less water because of his leadership.
Because of his work at the United Technologies Corporation, he received several awards. He was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Montréal an additional one by HEC Montréal.