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Tenneco Names New VP, Global Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing

Charlton, 50, who had been Tenneco's managing director for India since January 2008, will be responsible for the company's worldwide purchasing, logistics and material management functions, as well as Tenneco's global manufacturing programs.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Tenneco Inc. has named Michael Charlton as the company’s new vice president, global supply chain management and manufacturing, effective immediately. He replaces Alain Michaelis, who is leaving the company to pursue an opportunity with Rolls Royce PLC. Michaelis will stay on during an appropriate transition period.

Charlton, 50, who had been Tenneco’s managing director for India since January 2008, will be responsible for the company’s worldwide purchasing, logistics and material management functions, as well as Tenneco’s global manufacturing programs. He will relocate from Hosur, India, to the company’s European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

Charlton, who already serves on the company’s senior management team, will now report directly to Gregg Sherrill, chairman and CEO.

Prior to assuming his role as managing director for India, Charlton served as the operations director for the emission control business in Europe, responsible for operations at 22 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries. Prior to joining Tenneco in 2005, Charlton held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility at TRW Automotive, the most recent being lead director European purchasing and operations director for the United Kingdom.

The company said it expects to appoint a new managing director for India in the near future.

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