Mr. Kesseler was named our Chief Executive Officer in January 2020 and served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer from October 2018 to January 2020. Mr. Kesseler joined Tenneco in January 2015 as our Chief Operating Officer until his appointment in May 2017 as our Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Kesseler was president of Johnson Controls Power Solutions, and served as Chief Operating Officer for that business from May 2012 until January 2013. He originally joined Johnson Controls in 1994 and served in leadership roles of increasing responsibility including, from 2009 to 2012, in the Building Efficiency division, where he was Vice President and General Manager with responsibility for Europe Systems & Services, North America Service and the Unitary Products Group. Prior to Johnson Controls, he was with Ford Motor Company, serving in the North America Assembly operations.
Mr. Kesseler holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Michigan State University and an MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College. He has been a director of our company since 2016.
Mr. Kesseler brings to our Board more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry in increasingly senior management roles. As Chief Operating Officer, he oversaw our global operations for over two years, including in key growth areas. Mr. Kesseler has extensive knowledge of our company and its global operations. That, together with his passion for our industry, leadership qualities and track record of elevating performance, makes him a particular asset to our company, both as a member of the Board and as our Chief Executive Officer.