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How Louis Chenevert Laid a Firm Foundation for UTC

Businessman Louis Chenevert has had an industrious career working in leading global organizations. His education, experience and expertise in production management have seen him manage teams for General Motors and United Technologies Corporation.

Chenevert’s performance has been exceptional and he has demonstrated his ability to steer forward organizations even under turbulent economic times. He had a 14-year stint at General Motors before joining Pratt & Whitney Canada where he stayed for six years. In 1999, he was elected president of Pratt & Whitney, a position he held for seven years before becoming president and CEO of United Technologies Corporation.

As a global leader in the manufacture of commercial and military jet engines, UTC’s leadership requires vision and refined skills at any given time. Over his period at UTC, Louis Chenevert spearheaded groundbreaking projects for the conglomerate. Among key developments witnessed during his tenure as president and CEO of UTC is the acquisition of Goodrich, which came through lengthy deliberations between the two organizations. The acquisition was settled at $18.4 billion.

UTC’s engineering needs must always be futuristic, besides catering for the needs of the modern market. Chenevert ably engaged resourceful and suitable experts to help him commit and invest in the sophisticated and highly advanced technology needs to oversee the company’s success. In his time, Chenevert’s main focus was investing in the right technology as a way of remaining at the top of aerospace engineering needs.

Through the Employee Scholar Program, UTC employees are able to pursue further education in their respective fields. Over 40,000 UTC employees have benefited from this program since 1996.

During his time as CEO at UTC, Mr. Chenevert had a good nose for projects that portrayed great potential and the worked on them as a way of advancing the company’s vision.

Chenevert is a holder of a bachelor’s degree in production management from the Université de Montréal, École des Hautes études commerciales (HEC). He resigned from his position at UTC in 2014 and was appointed Exclusive Advisor at the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs.

Strand Equity Partners And Leonardo DiCaprio Invest In HIPPEAS Snack Foods

Recently popular actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Strand Equity Partners invested in the healthy snack company called HIPPEAS. The company makes chickpea puffs in six flavors for consumers.

I’m excited that Strand Equity and Leonardo DiCaprio have joined the family. As this brand continues to grow it is exciting to bring on partners that believe in our vision said Livio Bisterzo, CEO of Green Park Brands.

HIPPEAS is a high growth brand that combines great flavor, nutrition, and a unique flavor profile. For each package sold the company will donate money to Farm Africa a charity that works to end hunger in rural Eastern Africa. The product is sold in over 20,000 stores in the US and UK. Some of the vendor that carry the product are Starbucks, Whole Foods, Safeway, Waitrose and others.

Stand Equity is a leading growth equity fund that invests in new companies with quality products. It specializes in marketing and has many industry relations. Leonardo DiCaprio is an award winning actor, producer and activist.

He founded an organization that supports biodiversity and conservation of natural habitats. This organization is called Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. He serves on several boards that support animals and maintaining natural resources.

Livio Bisterzo has been an Entrepreneur since his college days. He designed a luxury line of products for men’s grooming with a friend of his in London. The product called Kyoku was targeted for the high end of the market. This line was distributed in 40 countries. It was his first experiences running an international consumer focused business.

Livio Bisterzo had a passion for natural foods so he set up an umbrella company called Green Park Holdings to market natural food brands. After the birth of his 3rd child he decided to start HIPPEAS a brand of natural chick pea snacks. In 2016 the brand was launched in the US and UK.

The biggest challenge Livio Bisterzo faced was to find a manufacturer that could make the chickpeas snack and deliver them in a reliable manner. Livio Bisterzo believes his success is due to solid marketing and research that back the products he makes.

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