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UTC CEO featured in Fortune Magazine


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.