It took three years, but Louis Chenevert has made United Technologies Corp. his company. With an $18.4 billion deal to acquire Goodrich Corp., the chairman and CEO of the aerospace-industrial conglomerate is placing a costly bet on the future of the commercial aircraft sector (p. 28). He is also stepping out from under the big shadow cast by his legendary predecessor, George David. David ran UTC from 1994 to 2008, transforming a laggard company into an industry model and laying the ...

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