UTC CEO featured in Fortune Magazine
June 25, 2014
The CEO of our parent company United Technologies was earlier this month featured in an article in Fortune Magazine, written by Shawn Tully:
Like a proud father, Louis Chênevert is waiting expectantly for my compliment, a wide grin plastered on his face. Firmly gripping my shoulder in one of his massive hands, the 6-foot-5 CEO of United Technologies has positioned me in front of his baby — a sleek- looking, 5,000-pound jet engine that is mounted and dramatically lit from below like an art installation.
How United Technologies became a top gun
We’re standing in a cavernous airplane hangar not far from the United Technologies headquarters in Hartford, Conn. In a couple of hours Chênevert will be hosting the company’s annual investors conference, and the building is filled with impressively huge displays of the conglomerate’s well-known industrial brands. Nearby is a Sikorsky S-76D helicopter, an SUV-like 13-passenger aircraft favored by the energy industry for ferrying workers out to oil platforms. Not far away is a Carrier industrial air-conditioning system powerful enough to keep an entire office complex chilled. And then there’s the drivetrain of an Otis elevator — similar to the ones that will be hoisting the 50 double-decker elevators in the 117-story Goldin Finance building under construction in Tianjin, China, and expected to open in 2016.
Read the rest of the article here.