Louis Chenevert was born in Canada to a middle class family who worked hard to earn their money. He became interested in business and thought that this was something he could do. He attended the HEC Montréal Business School at the University of Montréal and earned the degree he sought. Upon graduation, he got a job at General Motors where he worked for over 14 years. He quickly rose up the ranks in the company and became one of their executives in charge of the assembly line. His tenacity and perseverance allowed him to increase productivity at the plant to where they were putting a vehicle together in less than one minute.
After he felt that he had accomplished all that he could at GM, he moved on to the aerospace industry as recommended by a friend. He got a position at Pratt & Whitney Canada. This move allowed him to find his niche in the business world. He continued to work in this field until his retirement. He moved from company to company for several years until he was offered the position of chairman of UTC. This company works in the aerospace industry as well as other technological fields. They are involved in producing large engines for HVAC systems and much more.
When Louis Chenevert retired in 2014, he knew that he could not just stay at home and do nothing. He began working with different charities throughout his hometown and dedicated his time and money to many causes. He has earned numerous awards for his philanthropic work over the years. He also began working as an advisor to Goldman Sachs Corporation and continues to do that to this day. He is still officially retired but does this work on a part time basis. Louis Chenevert may never completely stop working and many people look forward to seeing what his next project will be.