Success stories happen for a variety of reasons, however, a common denominator that seems to be present in almost all of these accounts is an individual’s work ethic. In short, people who work hard often achieve higher levels of success than those who chose not to put out a similar amount of effort.
Louis Chenevert is a perfect example of someone who has accomplished an amazing amount of success in his life from being a driven and focused individual.
In the late 1970’s, Louis Chenevert earned a bachelor of business degree in Production Management from the HEC program at the University of Quebec. Chenevert now had the tools he needed to pursue his goals of being a successful entrepreneur and businessman.
Louis Chenevert entered the job market with General Motors in Canada managing the production line where the vehicles are assembled. This was an ideal place for Chenevert to gain practical experience and be part of a large corporation that gave him ample opportunities to advance in the company.
After a little over a decade at General Motors, Louis Chenevert sought another opportunity in mass scale production. In the early 1990’s, Chenevert would find a position with a large aerospace corporation in Canada – Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) – a Division of United Technologies Corporation – . This company produced aircraft engines for a variety of civilian and military applications for countries around the world, and this would be an ideal place for Chenevert to pave the road to success on a corporate world stage.
Louis Chenevert would eventually become CEO and President of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in the Spring of 2008. Chenevert would eventually retire from UTC in 2014. After his retirement, Chenevert would still be an active part of the corporate business community in a series of advisory and board positions. Louis Chenevert is a prime example, of what happens when an individual has a vision and is willing to do the work it takes to achieve a level of success almost unparalleled in the business world.