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Gregg Sherrill

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (Retired)

Tenneco, Inc.

Leadership in the Nation’s Interest Award

Gregg Sherrill, 62, is Chairman and CEO of Tenneco Inc., a $8.4 billion global manufacturer of clean air and ride performance components and systems, serving all major vehicle manufacturers and replacement market customers around the world.

Prior to joining Tenneco in January 2007, Sherrill was with Johnson Controls, Inc., a leading automotive supplier. He joined Johnson Controls in 1998, serving most recently as president of the power solutions group, the company’s global automotive battery business.

Previously with Johnson Controls, he was group vice president and managing director of Europe, South Africa and South America for the automotive systems group.  He also held the position of vice president and general manager for the company’s North American automotive operations. 

In addition to extensive experience in the automotive supply industry, Sherrill’s background includes 22 years with Ford Motor Company, serving in a broad range of engineering and manufacturing positions. He serves on the board of directors of Snap-on Incorporated and is chairman of the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers.  He is also a member of Business Roundtable.

Sherrill holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Indiana University’s Graduate School of Business.

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