LAKE FOREST, Ill. (July 11, 2014) — James S. Metcalf has been elected to the board of directors of automotive parts supplier Tenneco Inc., effective immediately.
Mr. Metcalf is chairman, president and CEO for USG Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance building solutions for construction, remodeling and industrial markets in North America.
Gregg Sherrill, Tenneco’s chairman and CEO, said Mr. Metcalf’s “extensive manufacturing background will be an asset to our board and his focus on driving growth through innovation aligns well with Tenneco’s strategic growth initiatives.”
Tenneco said Mr. Metcalf joined USG in 1980 and was appointed to his current role there in 2011. His long career with the company includes serving as president and chief operating officer; president, building systems; president and CEO of its L&W Supply unit; executive vice president and chief operating officer; senior vice president, sales and marketing for USG Interiors, Inc.; and a number of other marketing and management roles of increasing responsibility.
Mr. Metcalf serves on USG’s board of directors, is a member of the National Association of Manufacturers Executive Committee and also serves as a policy advisory board member for the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.
Tenneco designs, manufactures and markets clean air and ride performance products and systems for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket under the principal brand names Monroe, Walker, XNOx and CleviteElastomer.
Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?
|I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.||
|I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.||
|I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.||
|I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.||
|I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.||
|Total votes: 78|