Louis Chenevert’s accomplishments as CEO of United Technologies Corporation are incredible to say the least. His persistence to promote innovation and employee advancement have impacts still being felt to this day. The biggest of those is the 20 year development of the GTF engine. It is the engine of the future for aircraft, boasting better fuel economy, lower noise levels, and fifty percent fewer emissions.
Louis has made several deals happen to further the growth of UTC. Including a joint venture with Rolls-Royce, a restructuring of a joint deal with International Aero Engines, and the acquisition of Goodrich. And UTC became the only supplier of the F-35 engine under his watch. Rolls-Royce decided not to make the US Air Force fund a second alternate engine for the joint strike fighter, making this possible.
Other achievements outside of UTC include being president of Pratt & Whitney for six years, spending 14 years at General Motors, and most recently becoming Exclusive Advisor in the Merchant Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. He has earned several awards over his career. He received the Honor Award from the National Building Museum in 2009, and in 2011 an honorary doctorate from HEC Monteal. Also in 2011, Louis was named Person Of The Year by Aviation Week And Space Technology.
Louis Chenevert has proven to the world his worth in the aerospace industry, amassing an amazing career with a lot of highs, and very few lows. Hard work and great ethics has paid off tremendously for louis, especially considering his newest job.