Tenneco Inc. has appointed Michelle A. Kumbier, former chief operating officer (COO) at Harley-Davidson Motor Co., to the company’s board of directors effective Aug. 10, 2021. Kumbier brings significant industry knowledge and extensive experience in the management of a multinational public company, including manufacturing, product development, business development and strategic planning experience.
“We are extremely pleased to add Michelle to Tenneco’s Board and look forward to her contributions as we continue to drive shareholder value,” said Dennis J. Letham, chairman of the board of directors. “Her extensive manufacturing industry background and operations leadership roles certainly enhances our board and her governance experience is a fantastic addition to our board room.”
Kumbier spent 23 years with Harley-Davidson, serving as COO from 2017 until retiring from the post in April 2020. Prior to serving as COO, she held executive leadership roles including senior vice president of Motor Company Product and Operations, senior vice president of Motorcycle Operations, senior vice president of Product Development and vice president Materials Management and Corporate Quality. Kumbier began her career in 1986 with Kohler Co., maker of premium plumbing products.
Kumbier holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Lakeland University and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She currently serves as a director of Abbott Laboratories and Teledyne Technologies Incorporated.