Louis R. Chenevert is the former CEO and president of UTC (United Technologies Corporation). He was born in Quebec Canada in 1958 and is credited as the man who saw UTC through a very successful era during while riding through a rough economic time of the subprime recession. He was able to achieve phenomenal stock growth rising from a low of 37 to a high of 117$ and was able to provide a steady dividend payout to shareholders while also reinvesting a lot back into the company.
He studied product management at an affiliate of the University Montreal and later moved to work for General Motors as a product manager after completing his degree.He was in general motors for 14years.
Louis later moved on to Pratt & Whitney an aircraft engine manufacturer in their Canadian division where he worked for six years mostly in the engine department. He was mostly in charge of the unit production and development where he oversaw a steady rise in the production levels as well as increased process efficiency. This led to him being appointed president of the Canadian subsidiary where he was responsible for the overall company operations in the country. After holding this position for some time he was appointed overall CEO and president of UTC. This appointment placed the responsibility of the company together with all its subsidiaries on his shoulders. He proved this to be a right decision as he was able not only to grow the operations of the company but do major acquisitions.
His major accomplishment was the purchase of Goodrich for $16.3 billion and merging its operations with those of Pratt & Whitney engines he was able to achieve a masterstroke by being in a position to offer market leaders in aircraft manufacturing such as Bombardier and Embraer the equivalent of a one-stop shop for airframe integrators.
The genius of bringing together related areas to create market relevant solutions was to manifest itself again when he brought together Otis elevators and escalators with Carrier air conditioning enabling UTC to offer comprehensive solutions for developers of transportation hubs and office blocks.
His achievements in the industry saw him receive various award such as the Honor Award from the National Building Museum as well as being named Person of the Year 2011 by Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. He stepped down from UTC in 2014 and is currently an exclusive advisor for Goldman Sachs.
Mention the name of Daniel Mark Harrison to anybody who has any vested interest in the cryptocurrency market and they are bound to respond with adulation about just what a grand trendsetter Harrison is to the emerging industry. Harrison has become almost evangelical-like in his devotion to all that is block chain related, seeing potential in the new technology long before anyone else stepped up to the plate.
In addition to spreading the good word about cryptocurrency, he has also found fame in several other fields. He is a well-known businessman, an author, and a daring entrepreneur. Harrison has taken the skills he learned while in the traditional university setting and sets his sights high, using his family name to open doors that may have previously stayed closed when partaking in such cutting-edge technologies. That’s right, success is in his blood, as he comes from the legendary Harrison family of money-printing fame.
Harrison was a well-regarded columnist for the industry standard website The Motley Fool, where he was known to provide detailed and insightful analysis with just the right touch of entertaining humor. After he left The Motley Fool, he continued to write for various websites and business journals, including CoinSpeaker and Marx Rand. He has even published two proper books, those being Butterflies: The Strange Metamorphosis of Fact and Fiction in Today’s World and The Millennial Reincarnations. When it comes to being unstoppable in any field of his choosing Harrison seems to be at the top of his game. Pair this with his natural business acumen derived from his family lineage and there is no telling exactly where Harrison will stop once he sets his sights on something. It is safe to say that Daniel Mark Harrison is not monkeying around.
Susan McGalla is a successful business woman from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania who has proven that women can do just as well in business as the men. In fact, businesses that include a gender-diverse employment rate have a 15 percent higher likelihood of success. Along a similar line of thought, ethnically diverse companies enjoy a 35 percent likelihood of success. Studies have shown that ideas coming from a multitude of people with different experiences and backgrounds can result in better ideas and a more successful outcome. The percentage of women who hold high positions in business is still very low.
According to McGalla being raised with two brothers and a father who taught football prepared her for pushing hard in achieving her goals. She is comfortable dealing with both men and women, and she has made the most of her strengths when it comes to climbing the ranks in business. McGalla began her career working with American Eagle Outfitters, where all the executives were men. By the time she moved on from the company, she had become the president. McGalla established her own company, P3 Executive Consulting, and currently works with the Pittsburgh Steelers as Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development.
McGalla’s success is unique, because many women do not find the sort of opportunities she has appeared to come across so effortlessly. There are many helpful support groups available for women interested in climbing the ladder the way McGalla has. Strategy and planning are necessary in order to achieve big successes. Many of these groups have shown women they can lead in executive positions just as well as the men, and they offer much needed support. There are many organizations which sponsor women in their quest for leadership roles. They help by recommending them for important projects and opportunities for advancement. Gaining diversity in the business world may come through the male executives who are looking for a way to make their organizations more successful through much needed gender diversity.