Louis Chenevert is a well established person within the technology industry. His career dates back over three decades, when he began at General Motors. In 1993 he joined Pratt & Whitney, and ultimately worked up the chain and became president of the company in 1999. Louis Chenevert went on to serve high profile positions at United Technologies beginning in 2006. By early 2008 he was elected President and Chief Executive Officer, then Chairman in January 2010, for United Technologies Corporation. In addition, he is part of a variety of organizations. The website Ideamensch recently published an interview with Louis Chenevert.
The interview begins with Louis Chenevert citing the need to create innovate products as the reason behind United Technologies Corporation’s conception. Having small teams with strong leadership, is essential to carrying out any ideas. The way technology is progressing, and how fast it is changing, means there is a limitless amount of ideas people can create.
During the next series of questions, Louis Chenevert answers a few personal questions. He cites his ability to follow-up and focus on the tasks at hand, as his most productive aspect. In retrospect, he has learned that having the team on the same page is a necessity. His original job at General Motors also further cemented the idea of how important the team factor is for production. At the end of the day, remaining open minded and focused will lead the company places.
Louis Chenevert is someone whose decades of experiences in the industry has changed his outlook on workers, company brand, and output interactions. His early days at General Motors showed him the power of a team. If everyone is working towards a common goal, then anything is attainable for the company. His accomplishments extend all across the industry with top profile positions in several organizations. United Technologies Corporation will continue paving the way forward for the foreseeable future.