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Kaled Awada is Tenneco’s senior vice president, chief human resources officer, responsible for the company’s employee and labor relations and implementation of human resources programs and policies globally. A member of Tenneco’s leadership team, Awada works with senior management to ensure the company's business strategies and HR initiatives are in alignment. He also oversees the company's environmental, health and safety functions globally.

When DRiV separates from Tenneco, Awada is expected to serve in the same position with DRiV™, pending completion of all required steps and related board approvals.

Awada joined Tenneco in 2018 from Aptiv, where he was most recently global vice president, human resources, for the company's electrical distribution systems business, its largest division globally. Prior to Aptiv, he held leadership roles in human resources with Eaton Corporation, Textron Fastening Systems, and Faurecia Exhaust Systems.

Awada holds a bachelor's degree in psychology, with an emphasis in organizational management from Ohio State University.