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Louis C. Chenevert Supporting Successful Thinking

Louis R. Chenevert has worked under different capacities at United Technologies Corporation (UTC) from 2006 until he retired as chairman in 2014.

 

Chenevert was elected President and CEO in April 2008, which he served as until 2010 when he was elected Chairman. Chenevert previously spent fourteen years as Production General Manager at General Motors.

 

On leaving UTC Chenevert served Goldman Sachs in their Merchant Banking Division as Senior Industry Advisor.

 

Chenevert attended the University of Montreal for the Bachelor of Commerce degree. He later returned to the University of Montreal to receive an honorary doctorate.

 

While working at UTC Chenevert realized the power and effectiveness of working in long production cycles as well as R&R in producing game-changing products; combined with learning how to acquire the right companies became an excellent force for UTC.

 

Some of the more notable accomplish he was part of were the development of the F135 engine, GTF engine production, Bombardier C series and the $18B acquisition of Goodrich Aerospace.

 

When Louis R. Chenevert says his ideas come about by focus on three areas. First, gathering together talent and engineering that produced results; secondly, to always obtain results that exceeded the customer goals and expectations which turned massive profits and impetus for the future; lastly, bringing leading teams that were small in number, but when aided by top management and the tools and funds they needed resulted in obtaining industry-changing results.

 

It was also vital that at critical points along the production pipeline there was a system of checks and balances that was set up to ensure the project arrived safely for the client.

 

Chenevert believes that gathering the right team is essential to any success. A team needs proper inspiration and appreciation. Reward your team for taking risks. The bottom line for any successful endeavor is to have relentless focus and always thinking big while building a culture of winners that work as a team that overcomes the obstacles that stand in the way of their goals. A team looks to the upper management for support and inspiration and to create an atmosphere of success.

 

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