Louis Chenevert, Passionate About Technology

Louis Chenevert is a Canadian businessman and the former CEO of United Technologies Corporation. He also served as the president of Pratt & Whitney Canada for six years. Chenevert received his bachelor’s degree at HEC Montreal. In 2011, he not only received a doctorate from HEC Montreal, he was also named Person of the Year by the Aviation Week & Space Technology trade magazine. Louis Chenevert worked for United Technologies for seven years before resigning in 2014. After serving as the Business Council’s Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee, he became an Exclusive Advisor for the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.

United Technologies Corporation is located in Hartford, Connecticut and is worth upwards of $63 billion. Throughout the years, it has managed to maintain the top position in the aerospace industry. They have assembled some of the most sophisticated military and commercial client jet engines around the world.

United Technologies Corporation has a Climate, Controls & Security division that is also located in Connecticut. There are a number of plants that manufacture brakes, flight controls, flight sensors, actuators, aerostructures and landing gears. Since working for UTC, Chenevert helped the company bring in high revenues even during the recession. During his employment, stocks went from $37 a share to a remarkable $117 a share. Directly under his leadership, Chenevert used his professionalism and resources in building and aerospace to leverage finances.

Louis Chenevert is now semi-retired and enjoys spending time on his yacht as well as building others. He loves the challenge of building boats that are equipped with only the latest technology. Currently, Chenevert has built several yachts, the Hatteras 63, a Horizon 85 and Horizon P105. His new yacht named the Debbie Lou (after his wife), is fully equipped with commercial grade electronics and equipment. His wife designed the entire interior and exterior of the boat.