Leadership is an aspect that needs a lot of wit and strategy. One such case is the French-Canadian former United Technologies Corporation (UTC) boss, Louis Chenevert. Since his entry into UTC, he rose to be one of the influential people across the nation. He started out in HEC Montreal which is an affiliate of the University of Montreal where he pursued a bachelor’s degree in Production Management.
Work Experience Before UTC
Louis Chenevert had previously worked at General Motors and rose to a Production General Manager. Later on, he resigned and moved to Pratt & Whitney, an aircraft manufacturer where he worked for six years. Here, he was elected president in 1999. He then joined UTC later on and rose up and became the Chief Operating Officer in 2006.
Operations at UTC
Chenevert has shown that he is an exemplary leader over the years. His administration at UTC achieved so much with sealing major deals and has continued to compete globally. Through his experience, he brought a unique kind of strategy to UTC.
United Technologies Corporation is a conglomerate whose central headquarters are in Connecticut. The firm is involved in the manufacturing aircraft engines, building systems, escalators and so much more. It’s also a military contractor, and some of the revenue it receives comes from the U.S Government.
Under Louis Chenevert, UTC opened the Hawk Works which is a Rapid Prototyping and Military Derivatives Completion Center. Louis is known for his advocacy of technology. He believed in investing in the most advanced technology for better service delivery.
One of his achievements at the company is when UTC acquired Goodrich at an estimated deal of $18.4 billion which was involved in making aircraft components. He is also known to have a focus on people. He understood the value of having educated staff members.
UTC has an Employee Scholar Program that funds its employees to further their studies. As such, Louis Chenevert was at the forefront in ensuring that his employees utilized the program. Throughout, Chenevert was able to identify projects that would make the company soar to greater heights. UTC, through its Sikorsky Unit, has grown to be the leading manufacturer of helicopters all over the US.