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Dr. Ben Patel

Dr. Ben Patel

Dr. Ben Patel, 50, has been 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.

Dr. Patel has over 20 years of experience leading global product and technology initiatives, having served in various research and development roles, with an extensive understanding of material science and smart systems, which will lend tremendous support to Lincoln Electric’s advanced manufacturing growth strategy.

Director since 2018