Tenneco has appointed Kevin Baird as chief operating officer, effective 3 August, 2020. 

In the role, Baird joins the executive leadership team and will lead and support strategic and operations initiatives.

"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 Tenneco CEO, Brian Kesseler.

"He brings a proven track record of delivering strong top and bottom line results, driving cash flow and increasing return on invested capital."

Baird joins Tenneco from Guardian Industries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, where he served since 2014 as president and CEO of its Guardian Glass business.

"Tenneco is a strong company, and I'm excited to join such a talented and experienced leadership team," added Baird. 

"The breadth of Tenneco's product and technologies, as well as its global scale and portfolio of leading brands, is unique within the automotive industry, and I'm looking forward to helping the company capitalise on its outstanding opportunities for further profitable growth and increased value for shareholders."