Canadian American Business Council Announces 2013 Corporate Leadership Award

Louis Chenevert

, Chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corporation, recognized for outstanding commitment to innovation, education, and environmental sustainability

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian American Business Council (CABC) announced today that Louis Chenevert, Chairman & CEO of United Technologies Corporation (UTC), is the recipient of its prestigious 2013 Corporate Leadership Award. The award, now in its 19th year, will be presented on November 5, 2013 at the CABC's annual Policy Conference held in Ottawa.

"Each year, we seek to recognize successful Canadian American business leaders for their outstanding contributions to innovation, education and environmental sustainability," said CABC Chairman Bill Dalson. "This year, we are proud to recognize Mr. Chenevert, a Canadian-American who, as leader of a Fortune 50 firm, serves as an inspiration to young men and women who want to achieve global business success."

United Technologies is a world leader in aerospace and commercial building systems, manufacturing and servicing Otis elevators and escalators, Carrier heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, Sikorsky helicopters, UTC Aerospace Systems, Chubb security systems and more.

Mr. Chenevert, a native of Montreal, began his career with General Motors and Pratt & Whitney Canada. Later, he became President of Pratt & Whitney before taking the helm as CEO for all of United Technologies in 2008.

Under his leadership, UTC is extending its legacy of pioneering innovations. These include Pratt & Whitney's PurePower Geared Turbofan aircraft engines that reduce fuel consumption by 16% and lower the airport noise footprint by up to 75%. In addition, new Carrier refrigeration systems use carbon dioxide as an environmentally refrigerant.

This year, UTC is being recognized for education, environmental responsibility, and exceptional innovation. Past award winners have included GE Aviation, Milton-Bradley, Boston Scientific, Cummins, Honeywell Aerospace, Intel Corporation, and JohnsonDiversey.

"The Board of Directors of CABC is pleased to recognize Mr. Chenevert and UTC for putting tens of thousands of Canadians and Americans at the forefront of technical innovation," Dalson said. "Each and every day, UTC works to deliver products that respect the environment while creating an open, diverse setting in which employees have countless opportunities to learn and grow throughout their careers. That should be celebrated on both sides of the border."

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About the Canadian American Business Council

The Canadian American Business Council is the voice of business in the world's most prosperous relationship. Established in 1987 in Washington, D.C., the Council is a non-profit, non-partisan, issues-oriented organization dedicated to elevating the private sector perspective on issues that affect our two nations. Our members are key business leaders and stakeholders from both sides of the border. The Council's activities include high-level briefings on issues of current concern, assistance with practical trade and policy challenges, significant networking opportunities, and informative seminars.

CABC member companies include: Air Canada, Amgen, Bombardier, Campbell Soup Company, Canadian National Railway, Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Lockheed Martin, MTS Allstream, Research In Motion, Shell Oil, Target, TD Bank, TransCanada, and UPS.

For more information contact:
Kyle MacDonald, Executive Director, CABC:

CONTACT: AJ Goodman, 647-986-8137

SOURCE: Canadian American Business Council

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