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Retired Chief Executive Officer
Tenneco Inc.


Mr. Sherrill served as our Chairman and Chief Executive officer from January 2007 to May 2017 and as our Executive Chairman until May 2018.

Mr. Sherrill joined us from Johnson Controls Inc., where he served since 1998, most recently as President, Power Solutions. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Sherrill served as the Vice President and Managing Director of Europe, South Africa and South America for Johnson Controls’ Automotive Systems Group. Before joining Johnson Controls, Mr. Sherrill held various engineering and manufacturing assignments over a 22-year span at Ford Motor Company.

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

Mr. Sherrill is a director of The Allstate Corporation and of Snap-on Incorporated, where he is the chairperson of the organization and executive compensation committee. Mr. Sherrill serves on the National Governing Council of The Wilderness Society and is Honorary Vice Chair of the National Association of Manufacturers. 

Mr. Sherrill has been a director of our company since 2007.  Mr. Sherrill brings to our Board nearly 40 years of experience in the automotive industry, including ten years as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Before joining our company, he held increasingly senior management roles at both a major automotive parts supplier and a major original equipment manufacturer, giving him unique perspective and insight. His extensive experience managing international operations is also of key value to a global company such as ours. Under his leadership, in addition to delivering strong financial results, our company has established a long-term vision and strategic direction that capitalizes on the distinct strengths and opportunities of each of our product lines.