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Dr. Ben Patel

Dr. Ben Patel

Dr. Ben Patel, 51, has been Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Tenneco, Inc. (a manufacturer of automotive emission control and ride control products and systems) since March 2017. Since joining Tenneco in 2011, Dr. Patel has held roles leading regional advanced technology development, to establishing a global research & development organization. Prior to joining Tenneco, Patel held numerous positions with increasing responsibility, including senior scientist, at the General Electric Company during his thirteen-year tenure with the organization.

Mr. Patel has over 20 years of experience serving with publicly-traded, global products and technology companies. Mr. Patel has broad expertise in material science, automation and “smart” systems, as well as extensive research and development experience. Mr. Patel has been a leader in global innovation and research initiatives. This lends tremendous support to our focus on being an innovation leader in our industry and our advanced manufacturing growth strategy, which helps customers identify value and efficiencies in their welding and cutting operations. Mr. Patel in an important member of the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

Director since 2018