LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 16, 2001 - Tenneco Automotive (NYSE: TEN) announced today that Sivanandi Rajadurai, Tenneco Automotive's director of advanced converter development, has been named to the board of directors of the Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association (MECA). The new MECA board of directors was elected at the January 2001 meeting.
"I am very pleased to serve on the MECA board of directors, and represent the world's leading manufacturers of emission control components and products," said Sivanandi Rajadurai. "MECA's role of providing technical information on emission control technology is increasingly important as new air quality regulations are considered and implemented. With extensive experience in developing and commercializing emission control technologies, members of MECA are in a position to recommend the most effective and cost efficient solutions to air quality issues."
Dr. Rajadurai has been with Tenneco Automotive since 1996, serving most recently as the company's director of research for converter technology. In this role, he developed the core converter function, and manages the company's converter supplier base. He is a key technical contact for original equipment manufacturers, and directs research related to emission control technologies. He was awarded the company's Innovation Award in 1998 for validating low noble metal catalytic converters. Prior to joining Tenneco Automotive, Dr. Rajadurai worked as director of research at Cummins Engine, and held academic positions at the University of Notre Dame, and Loyola College, Madras India.
"Sivanandi has an excellent technical background in mobile source emission control and he will be an important addition to MECA's board of directors," said Bruce Bertelsen, executive director, MECA.
Tenneco Automotive is a $3.5 billion manufacturing company headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., with 23,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco Automotive is one of the world's largest producers and marketers of ride control and exhaust systems and products, which are sold under the Monroe® and Walker® global brand names. Among its products are Sensa-Trac® and Reflex™ shocks and struts, Rancho® shock absorbers, Walker® Quiet-Flow™ mufflers and DynoMax™ performance exhaust products, and Monroe® Clevite™ vibration control components.
Founded in 1976, MECA is a national association of companies that manufacture a variety of mobile source emission control equipment for automobiles, trucks, buses, and off-road vehicles and engines, as well as catalytic controls for select stationary sources. For more information on emission control technology, please visit MECA's web site at www.meca.org.
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