Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN) announced today that Thomas C. Freyman has been
elected to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.
Freyman is executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer
for Abbott, a global, broad-based health care company.
“We are pleased to add Thomas Freyman, a well-established business
leader, to Tenneco’s board of directors and I look forward to his
participation,” said Gregg Sherrill, chairman and CEO, Tenneco. “Tom’s
financial perspective and extensive background will be assets to our
board as we continue to implement our strategic growth plans and
capitalize on opportunities to deliver shareholder value.”
Freyman has served in his current role – CFO and executive vice
president, finance – since 2004, having been first appointed CFO and
senior vice president, finance in 2001. From 1999 to 2001, he served as
vice president and controller of Abbott’s Hospital Products Division.
Prior to that, he held a number of financial planning and analysis
positions with Abbott including treasurer for Abbott’s international
operations and corporate vice president and treasurer.
Prior to joining Abbott, Freyman was a certified public accountant with
Ernst & Whinney in Chicago. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from
the University of Illinois and a Master’s degree in management from
Tenneco is a $7.2 billion global manufacturing company with
headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 24,000 employees
worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers,
manufacturers and marketers of emission control and ride control
products and systems for the automotive and commercial vehicle original
equipment markets and the aftermarket. Tenneco markets its products
principally under the Monroe®, Walker® and Clevite®Elastomer brand names.