From a professional’s point of view, business’s success is influenced by every person associated with the venture. However, without a qualified or focused leader, all the effort can go to waste. Louis Chenevert is among the few celebrated CEOs across the globe. The history of UTC can never be complete without mentioning the many things he has done to see it succeed.
One blogger jokingly stated that Louis is a kind of a person that successful business people such as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates give a call to seek advice. His success story with the United Technologies Corporation seem to support the statement. In a recent interview with Ideamensch, the retired CEO stated the idea for UTC came from many ideas brought with customer needs in mind and passion for changing the product market.
During the interview, Louis did not hesitate but to reveal his secret to driving UTC to an incredible level which was being a detail-guy. During his tenure, the outgoing CEO ensured that all the base operations ran as per the plan. Besides, he always motivated and got involved with the junior staff which meant an increase in the output. Louis boasts that his eye for details and team-playing ability is what resulted in UTC we know today. In the interview, Louis stated that he learned to give a listening ear to the juniors while working at GM as a first line supervisor.
Louis told Ideamensch that if given a chance to start his career life again, he would focus his mind on internal politics. According to him, domestic politics can be a disruption to the company’s growth. Louis did not leave before advising entrepreneurs on the need to pick and work in close collaboration with the right team for the sake of beating the obstacles.
Today, Louis R. Chenevert is known for his involvement with United Technologies Corporations where he worked as the chairman and CEO. Louis got promoted to the president and CEO position in early 2008. Two years later, he was named the chairman of the board of executives and continued to serve in these positions until 2014 when he retired.
Before joining UTC, the talented CEO worked at Pratt & Whitney since 1993. In the company, Louis served as the president, an appointment that he received in 1999. Also, Louis has served at General Motors holding various positions. Louis holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in production management from the Universite de Montreal. Often, Louis insists that his many years in service are behind his success stories.