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Gregg Sherrill is chairman and CEO of Tenneco Inc., a $5.9 billion manufacturer of emission control and ride control components and systems. With approximately 21,000 employees worldwide and nearly 80 facilities in 24 countries, the company serves all major vehicle manufacturers and replacement market customers around the world.
Prior to joining Tenneco in January 2007, Sherrill was with Johnson Controls, Inc., a leading automotive equipment and systems supplier. He joined Johnson Controls in 1998 and served most recently as president of the Power Solutions group, the company’s global automotive battery business, which includes both OE and aftermarket businesses. Sherrill assumed leadership of the global battery business in 2003. Revenues grew to $3.5 billion during his tenure, and manufacturing operations expanded in North America and Europe. In addition, the business established a presence in Asia with operations in China and Korea.
Previously, he was group vice president and managing director of Europe, South Africa and South America for Johnson Controls’ Automotive Systems Group, which produces seating and interiors for original equipment manufacturers. While with Johnson Controls, Sherrill also served as vice president and general manager for the company’s North American automotive operations. In this role, he was responsible for approximately 90 manufacturing plants supplying automotive seating and interior components.
In addition to extensive experience in the automotive supply industry, Sherrill’s background includes 22 years with Ford Motor Company. During his career with Ford, he held a broad range of engineering and manufacturing positions including managing the company’s Dearborn, Michigan engine plant and serving as Ford’s director of Supplier Technical Assistance.
Sherrill holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Indiana University’s Graduate School of Business.