Louis Chenevert is a Canadian-based businessman who has always had a significant impact on all the companies or business enterprises that he has laid a hand on. He has now partly retired and spends most of his time working at Goldman Sachs as their exclusive advisor. He has also taken on spending time with his immediate family and pursuing other ventures which are of personal nature. However, many people are curious about what Chenevert was doing before quitting his job in the aerospace industry. It is quite simple. Chenevert was transforming the way business conducted in the industry especially in the field of production. Chenevert left a significant impact in the aviation industry and a change in the way things are done. Chenevert has had a rather straightforward life history.
He started his working career at general motors after obtaining a degree in production management from HEC Montreal. While working for the automobile giant, he was extremely productive which enabled him to climb the corporate ladder in the company a bit quickly. After just a few years at general motors, he was promoted to become the company’s production manager. Chenevert would later secure a job as the corporation’s Production General Manager. The job description of his new appointment was the production oversight on a much larger scale within the auto manufacturing company. Chenevert worked as GM’s production general manager for 14 years.
As he continued to offer his skills and expertise at General Motors, an opportunity to work for Pratt & Whitney presented itself. Pratt & Whitney is a manufacturer of jet engines and other aircraft parts and at the time, needed a complete overhaul in its management team. Chenevert moved from General Motors and started working for Pratt & Whitney in 1993 in their branch in Canada. At the time he went to Pratt & Whitney, the company was not doing very well. However, due to Chenevert’s expertise, hard work and insights, the company was able to improve its business and process efficiency with a short period. Within six years under the stewardship of Louis Chenevert, Pratt & Whitney was able to expand their market share significantly. Due to his efforts in steering the company back to profitability, he was elected the president of Pratt & Whitney.