Louis Chenevert Made A Lifelong Friend With His Great Work Ethic

The Early Life Of Louis Chenevert

Louis Chenevert was born in 1958 in Montreal Quebec. It was during his typical childhood that the world of business peaked his interest. He knew that if he gave endless dedication to his dream of entrepreneurship he would be successful. He understood that success came from hard work. Chenevert went on to study business at the University of Montreal. His major was production management. Production management is the department that makes sure goods are created with top notch quality, quantity, and speed, while costing the company very little, to gain a profit in the end. The production management department is sometimes the most important part of a company’s efficiency. Chenevert chose this area to work in because he had a desire to be instrumental in the success of a company.

Getting Into The Auto Industry

It was right after Louis Chenevert earned his degree in production management that he was hired on to General Motors in Quebec. Guy Hachey was very proud to have hired him. Hachey placed Chenevert in charge of the assembly line. The two young men had a common interest of making the company better and climbing the ladder at the same time. Hachey was already a year-and-some ahead of Chenevert. He says every time he would get promoted, he would promote Chenevert. Hachey says Chenevert is most likely the best executive he has ever had.

Continuing To Climb

In 2008 Hachey went on to be the president and COO of the Bombardier Aerospace company up until 2014. Both of the young men learned so much from working in the auto industry. The speed of the assembly lines required so much attention to detail, as well as fast decision making. Hachey says they were building a vehicle per minute, that left very little room for error. If any mistakes were made, within the hour you could have 60 vehicles that needed correction. Today the two men are still close. They both recall their experience in the field, working together. Hachey says whenever they reflect on old times their laughs bring them both to tears.

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