LAKE FOREST, IL (March 10, 2010) – Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) announced today that Richard P. Schneider, senior vice president, global administration, will retire April 1, 2010, after more than 16 years with the corporation. The company also announced that Barbara A. Kluth has been promoted to vice president, global human resources.
Schneider, 63, has been responsible for developing and implementing human resources (HR) programs and policies globally for Tenneco since 1998. Additionally, he oversees the company’s environmental, health and safety function worldwide. He joined Tenneco in 1994 as vice president, human resources, Tenneco Automotive, which at that time was a division of the old Tenneco Inc.
"Mike has played a key role on Tenneco’s management team and has done an outstanding job leading our global HR function," said Gregg Sherrill, chairman and CEO, Tenneco. "On behalf of all 21,000 employees worldwide, I want to thank Mike for his many contributions toward our long-term success."
Kluth, 53, will assume Schneider’s current responsibilities. She will report to Sherrill and join the company’s senior management team. Since 2001, Kluth has served as executive director, HR, North America, providing HR leadership and support to all corporate functional groups. She joined Tenneco 25 years ago and has held a number of positions with increasing responsibilities.
"Barb brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this position," Sherrill said. "The senior team and I look forward to her counsel and support moving forward."
Tenneco is a $4.6 billion manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 21,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of emission control and ride control products and systems for the automotive original equipment market and the aftermarket. Tenneco markets its products principally under the Monroe®, Walker®, Gillet™ and Clevite®Elastomer brand names.