Louis R. Chenevert: Multi-Awarded Canadian Entrepreneur

Louis R. Chenevert is a businessman from Canada who is popularly known as the CEO and chairman of the United Technologies Corporation. The United Technologies Corporation is an American technological company that is specializing in the research, development and manufacturing of products used in the high tech industry. They are focusing on a variety of areas, and their products include aerospace systems, aircraft engines, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems, elevators and escalators, fire protection and security systems, building systems, and industrial products, among others. The United Technologies Corporation has grown significantly under Louis R. Chenevert, because he expanded the company’s contract with the United States Military, and opened up new ventures and deals with other firms who are contracting them for their products.

Born in Canada, Louis R. Chenevert graduated from the University of Montreal where he received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree. He worked in several companies after graduating, often taking up managerial or executive posts. One of the first companies where he worked for was General Motors, where he spent more than 14 years of his life. Being tired of working for the automobile industry, he decided to resign and securing another job in the process, this time with the Pratt & Whitney company. He worked there for 6 years, until an opportunity to work for the United Technologies Corporation came. He was appointed as the chief operating officer in 2006, and has managed all the operations inside the company. His performance led him to the top, being promoted as the chairman and CEO by the company’s board. Louis R. Chenevert served the United Technologies Corporation for 12 years, and he decided to retire in 2014.

Louis R. Chenevert enjoyed his retirement, but he missed the corporate world. In 2015, he came to a decision of returning to the corporate world when Goldman Sachs offered him the position as the exclusive advisor for the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. He accepted the offer.

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