Louis Chenevert has become a legend in the business community, specifically in the aerospace industry. This is because he has taken the United Technologies Corporation and turned it into a monster of a business that is valued at $63 billion. It is his achievements in this regard, as well as his work outside the business, that has gurus everywhere calling him a legend.
Using his connections and vast network, Chenevert was able to secure a job at General Motors. Here Chenevert filled the role of General Production Manager for over fourteen years. During this time, his skills began drawing the attention of other companies, namely Pratt & Whitney, an aircraft engine manufacturer.
After serving at Pratt & Whitney and increasing their profits for eight years, he was nominated and promoted to the office of president within the company. Chenevert would stay in this position for seven years while he learned more about the sector that he would later specialize in.
In the year 2006, Chenevert was offered a lucrative job at the United Technologies Company as their Chief Executive Officer. He gladly accepted the job and began to grow the company, mainly through the purchase of Goodrich.
His work with the United Technologies Corporation was so widely acclaimed by others that people began to shower him with praise and awards. His alma mater rushed to grant to him an honorary degree that is equivalent to a doctorate. The National Business Museum, in 2009, bestowed upon him their award. And if that was not enough, one day Chenevert got a phone call from the Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine telling him that they had chosen him as person of the year.