Louis Chenevert, a Business Icon

It is not every day that we see a business leader who is a prodigy like Louis Chenevert. In a case study of his life, we see that nearly everything he touched turned to gold. Almost literally mind you. He made himself and many others very rich.

Chenevert, being a Canada native, would go to university in the gorgeous city of Montreal, in the province of Quebec. There he would study Production Management at HEC of Montreal. It was this extension school of the University of Montreal, that would prime Chenevert to do amazing things for business.

Chenevert began his career by working for fourteen years at the industry giant General Motors. While he enjoyed his time there, and again, made that company more profit, it would not be the niche he was looking for. He would actually find that niche in the aerospace company of Pratt & Whitney.

Pratt & Whitney would hire Chenevert in 1993, knowing that he would be a valuable addition to their company. However, they did not realize just how valuable Chenevert would turn out to be. Because he work was so successful, Chenevert would be promoted to the lead position in the company. He became the president of Pratt & Whitney. Here, Chenevert would discover his passion and talent for making profit in the aerospace industry.

After his successful run with Pratt & Whitney, Chenevert would be given the lucrative job of CEO at the United Technologies Corporation.

Chenevert would knock this job out of the park, as people are prone to say. He had the business become environmentally friendly and begin focusing time in training the workers. He cast vision every day, until the executives had it become a part of them. In fact, he instilled his vision into them so much, his predecessor has kept it going long after Chenevert stepped down. Under Chenevert wisdom and business practices, the United Technologies Corporation would watch their stocks start at $37 apiece, and continue rising until they reached $117. This increase in worth would have the company be assessed at a $63 billion value.