Scott Usitalo is Tenneco’s senior vice president, chief marketing officer, responsible for leading all brand and marketing strategies for the company’s global aftermarket and ride performance business.
When DRiV separates from Tenneco, Usitalo is expected to serve in the same position with DRiV™, pending completion of all required steps and related board approvals.
Usitalo is a veteran marketing executive with more than 30 years of combined brand building and general management experience. Before joining Tenneco, he spent the last 10 years as a marketing executive with The Kimberly-Clark Company, most recently as chief marketing officer, responsible for oversight of all the company's corporate brands, including Huggies, Kleenex, Scott and Cottonelle, among others. Prior to his role as CMO, Usitalo spent three years as president of North America Family Care, Kimberly-Clark's largest business line, where he increased top line revenue growth, grew market share and improved operating profit.
Prior to Kimberly-Clark, Usitalo spent 24 years with Proctor & Gamble (P&G), including four years in global marketing roles. He began his P&G career in product supply operations before transitioning to marketing roles of increasing responsibility, supporting brands like Vidal Sassoon, Folgers, Pringles and Crisco shortening.
Usitalo is an avid car enthusiast who has restored and serviced vehicles from his teen years through today. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering and an honorary PhD from Michigan Technological University.