Retired CEO of UTC, Louis Chenevert, Designs His Own Yacht

Louis Chenevert was once CEO of United Technologies and helped to make it a global company. During his time with the company it invested over $10 billion in designing and manufacturing a jet engine that reduced fuel consumption and reduced emissions.

This engine is used in over 14 airlines in their jets. His interest in investing in technology is what led to success with designing this jet engine. When he worked on this project, he did not focus on the gains the company would make. He pictured a distant future where the company would grow and hire thousands of employees to make the products they designed.

He worked for over 14 years for General Motors. Louis Chenevert was made president of UTC after only six years and received an award from the National Building Museum in 2011. He was named Person of the Year by Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine.

His goal was to unite the manufacturing and suppliers. This leading to UTC’s success.

Looking at more than one aspect of the business helped to increase their customer base. He encouraged the company to invest in their employees with programs like The Employee Scholar Program. It helped employees earn a degree in any subject they chose. UTC paid for the tuition. This are the many benefits Louis Chenevert brought UTC when he worked there.

Now he designs yachts another passion he has. He has build three yachts with the help of Horizon a yacht builder. The yachts are loaded with technology a feature that Louis Chenevert loves. To assemble the yacht he traveled to the company’s location in Taiwan. This yacht is called the Debbie Lou.

The Debbie Lou has technology that would be seen in larger yachts because that is the way they are designed. Since he planned to sail with his family and friends he had the best and safest yacht designed.

It has two radar system, AIS and night vision. The yacht has satellite receivers for TV and phone communication from anywhere. The yacht has GPS and pilot system monitor. He has plans to keep it for several years.