Tenneco Inc. has announced that its board of directors has appointed Kevin Baird as the COO, effective August 3, 2020. In this role, Baird joins the executive leadership team and will lead and support critical strategic and operations initiatives that deliver margin expansion and cash generation improvements.
Baird joins Tenneco from Guardian Industries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., where he served since 2014 as president and chief executive officer of its Guardian Glass business.
“I am pleased to welcome Kevin to Tenneco and the addition of his automotive industry, global operations management, and private equity background to the deep experience and strength of our executive leadership team,” said Brian Kesseler, Tenneco CEO. “He brings a proven track record of delivering strong top and bottom-line results, driving cash flow and increasing return on invested capital.”
In addition, Tenneco has also announced that its board of directors has appointed Matti Masanovich as the CFO, effective August 10, 2020. He will succeed interim CFO Ken Trammell.
Before joining Tenneco, Masanovich was the chief financial officer of Superior Industries International, Inc., a global supplier of light vehicle aluminum wheels for the original equipment and aftermarket.
For more information: Tenneco.com.