Tenneco Inc. today announced that Hari Nair has been named to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. In this role, Nair will be responsible for Tenneco's operations globally, reporting to Gregg Sherrill, Tenneco chairman and CEO.
Nair, 50, has been serving as the company's president, International Group, since March 2007, responsible for the company's operations in Europe, South America, India and Asia- Pacific. He was named to Tenneco's Board of Directors in March 2009.
"Tenneco is creating the Chief Operating Officer position as part of our continuing effort to better serve customers by increasing global coordination and driving synergies across all our businesses," Sherrill said. "Hari has extensive global experience and has done a great job integrating our International Group operations, which accounted for 55 percent of Tenneco's revenues in 2009. He is the right leader to meet our goal of integrating our operations by bringing together all our regions, supply chain management and manufacturing into one global organization."