Josh Smith is a business man who has dedicated himself to invention and revolution in numerous businesses. Hailing from Reno, Nevada, he is a serial entrepreneur who has also been involved with several other companies from their roots in Reno, Nevada. Josh Smith was a home gardener but he was met by constant barriers that denied him the opportunity to purchase a greenhouse for his home area. The barriers worked as a calling and he critically worked through them to come with a solution. The solution, amazingly, was a work of art which collectively has worked and will continue working for local gardeners in Reno Nevada and to the rest of the world in general.
Having been in the business for over 17+ years, Joshua smith surrounds himself with professionals who have the same goals as him so as to achieve a set target in the greenhouse business. His urge to find a solution in every problem has been the key fuel in his growth, helping him to grow from an artist to an inventor and finally to an entrepreneur. Given the fact that greenhouse business has many projects in hand, Josh Smith only limits himself to more productive projects due to limited time that he has in a day. He brings his greenhouse ideas to life through drawing then reverse engineering the whole process to bring it to the market as a finished good. Technological growth is a trend that has helped him in the greenhouse business through the use of 3D printing.
Having an ongoing project has been his daily motivation and also getting more advice from only those who have been involved in the same business over sometime has kept him going. In the greenhouse business, Joshua Smith believes in willingness to adapt and digestion of reality as the strategy that has helped him grow his business. The biggest mistake he has ever made was being involved with the wrong people and doing business with them which almost lead to him giving up midway.
Some men rack up achievements while other men leave legacies. Louis Chenevert has indeed left his own legacy during his time as Chief Executive Officer at the UTC, or the United Technologies Corporation.
Louis Chenevert prepared for his time in this role by attending the University of Montreal’s affiliate school, HEC Montreal. During his time in attendance, he received a Bachelor’s Degree with a specialization in production management which would serve as the foundation for his career.
He was hired immediately after graduation by none other than General Motors. He would continue working with this corporation for fourteen years. His skills in management were evident to all, and in 1993, the corporation of Pratt & Whitney approached him with a job offer. Here at Pratt & Whitney, Chenevert would work in management for six years before being offered the role of president, a position he gladly accepted. Having cut his teeth in aircraft engine manufacturing, he would be approached by United Technologies Corporations in 2006 and asked to be the Chief Executive officer as well as Chairman of the Board.
It was at UTC that Chenevert would leave a legacy. When Chenevert first came to United Technologies Corporation, the stock was sitting at $37 a share. After working here for several years, he was able to raise the stock price to $117. This achievement granted him a compensation package totaling a little over $22 million.
Chenevert was able to transform his company by focusing on researching and creating high technology products, specifically jet engines for the private and military sectors. In addition to this, Chenevert increased the stock value by acquiring two significant companies; Otis, which is the world’s largest elevator and escalator company, and Goodrich, which was their main competitor. The acquisition of Goodrich alone cost the company $16.3 billion. However, this critical business move allowed Chenevert to increase the net worth of United Technologies to $63 billion. With such a strong financial base, United Technologies Corporation has not missed a dividend payment in over 77 years and has increased payout by ten percent every year.