The Story of Louis Chenevert, A Production Management Expert Who Makes A Difference Whenever He Goes

Louis Chenevert was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. As a young man, Louis had many aspirations. He had a dream of becoming successful in producing something fast. This is something that he has lived to fulfill. A time came when Louis Chenevert joined HEC School of Business at the University of Montreal. While studying, he did not know what he’d become only that he exerted himself on the studies. With a Production Management Degree at hand, and hands on some of the freshest skills, Louis Chenevert landed a job at St. Therese Quebec General Motors branch with the help of a friend named Hachey.

It would turn later that Hachey developed fondness in Louis that whenever Hachey could be elevated in position, he ensured that his position would be replaced by Louis Chenevert. But this could not continue for long because after some time, the two men would depart to various sectors and later to different companies in a totally different industry. Hachey went to Bombardier Aerospace, while Louis could join Pratt & Whitney Canada.

While still at General Motors, Louis Chenevert helped the company expedite motor vehicle assembly and production because for a long time, he worked at the motor vehicle assembly line. In fact, he made things work faster. The branch would produce a new vehicle every single minute. But a time came when motivated by another friend; Louis Chenevert decided to test other waters. He wanted to join Hachey and Karl Krapek in the aerospace industry. This too proved a nice sector for him.

Louis Chenevert’s first job in the aerospace industry was in the production unit at Pratt & Whitney Canada, which specializes in the production of jet engines. This is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, where his friend Karl moved to. It is while Louis Chenevert was here that his speedy production was fully recognized. When he joined PWC, this company that handles small aircraft engines would produce a single small engine in 2 years. Louis Chenevert was not satisfied with the sluggish pace things were taking place. Within a few months in office, PWC started to produce aircraft engines faster. During his tenure, it could take only 9 months for PWC to produce a new aircraft engine.