Gregg Sherrill retired from Tenneco in May 2018, but continues to serve as our Chairman. Mr. Sherrill served as Tenneco's Chairman and Chief Executive officer for 10 years from January 2007 to May 2017 before assuming the role of Executive Chairman in May 2017.
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, including Plant Manager of Ford’s Dearborn, Michigan engine plant, Chief Engineer, Steering Systems and Director of Supplier Technical Assistance.
Mr. Sherrill holds a B.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 currently serves on the Board of Directors for Allstate and Snap-on Inc. and on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers where he is also past chairman of the board. He is also on the National Governing Council of The Wilderness Society.
Mr. Sherrill brings to our Board nearly 40 years of experience in the automotive industry, including nine 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. His extensive knowledge of our business and industry, together with his proven talents and leadership, position him well to serve as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.