By Jack Walsworth, Crain News Service
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (Jan. 8, 2015) — Automotive supplier Tenneco Inc. named longtime Johnson Controls executive Brian Kesseler as its COO, effective Jan. 12.
Mr. Kesseler, 48, who has been president of Johnson Controls Power Solutions, replaces Hari Nair, who is retiring. Company spokeswoman Jane Ostrander said Mr. Nair became eligible for retirement when he turned 55 last week. His retirement is effective March 31, following a transition period, the company said in a statement.