Recap: Louis Chênevert’s Legacy Lives on at UTC

Before joining the Pratt & Whitney business unit of larger United Technologies Corporation, Louis Chênevert had previously worked with General Motors. He worked with Pratt & Whitney for six years and was elected president in 1999. However, in 2006, he was elected as the CEO and President of UTC. Under his management, UTC grew at a tremendous rate, and many people cannot match the achievement Louis was able to accomplish in one year. It was under his leadership that UTC was able to acquire Goodrich. Ever since he took control of the company, Louis Chênevert made it his mission to leave a legacy in UTC.

In 2014, he said goodbye to the company, and Edward Kangas occupied his position at UTC. Loui went on to become the Exclusive Advisor at the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. But his legacy in UTC still lives on. The company continues to hold a competitive advantage over its competitors.

About Louis Chênevert

Louis Chênevert studied in HEC Montréal where he acquired his bachelor’s degree in Production Management. In 1997, he received the Harrington Medal from Quebec Quality Movement. His portfolio is quite extensive and does not stop there. In 2005, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics inducted him as a member of the Association. He received an Honor Award from the National Building Museum in 2009.


Apart from his extensive career with UTC and General Motors, Louis Chênevert has also served as the Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Business Council for one year. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Board at Yale Cancer Center. Louis has a broad career history that reflects on his many accomplishments. He is a founding Director of Friends of HEC Montreal. Mr. Chênevert holds a position as an Independent Director of Cargill. It seems that he has a significant interest in cancer because he is a Co-Chair of the Smilow Cancer Hospital Capital Campaign Committee. Louis Chênevert is a man who has made a name for himself in the industry. His impressive work with UTC is an indication of his professionalism.

1 thought on “Louis Chênevert: Former CEO and President of UTC

  1. Louis Chenevert has the midas touch. He has been able to influence the way that business is done. No wonder review his legacy still remains after so many years. With his interest in cancer treatment, we can only hope for good news.

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