Tenneco has appointed Denise Gray to its board of directors effective 1 March.

Additionally, she will be a founding member, along with several current Tenneco board members, of the board of directors for the new Tenneco powertrain technology company, which will emerge later this year out of the supplier's acquisition of Federal-Mogul in 2018 and the subsequent separation into two new publicly traded companies.

"Denise is not only a highly successful and respected executive, she is a true innovator in automotive technology, having led global technical organisations that have transformed the industry," said Tenneco chairman of the board of directors, Gregg Sherrill.

"I expect Denise will make significant contributions to the current Tenneco organisation and play a critical role in the formation of the new Tenneco board of directors later this year."

Gray is currently president of LG Chem Michigan Tech centre in Troy, Michigan overseeing the North American subsidiary of South Korean LG Chem.

Previously, she was VP, Powertrain Electrification at AVL List in Graz, Austria and North America. She also spent 30 years at General Motors in roles of increasing responsibility including heading up Global Battery Systems Engineering and General Motors' Chevrolet Volt vehicle.

Ms Gray will be nominated for re-election at the company's 2019 annual meeting of stockholders.

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