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Campaign to Fix the Debt
Company Profile
Company Name Tenneco
CEO Name Gregg Sherrill
CEO Compensation $5,750,640
CEO Retirement Assets $1,845,450
Underfunded Company Pension -$175,000,000
Annual Company Revenue $7,205,000,000
Territorial Tax Break $269,000,000
Federal Lobbying/Political Donations ('09-'12*) $440,000
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2011 data unless otherwise noted.
©2013 Center for Media and Democracy

Tenneco, formerly Tenneco Automotive and originally Tennessee Gas Transmission Company, is a publicly traded company that describes itself as "one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of emission control and ride control products and systems for the automative original equipment market and the aftermarket."[1] It serves passenger car, light truck, on- and off-road commercial vehicles, locomotives and agricultural markets.[1]. The company became a standalone company in 2009[1] and is headquartered in Lake Forest, IL.[2]

In 2011, the Tenneco reported $7,205,000,000 in net sales and operating revenues.[3]

Ties to Pete Peterson's "Fix the Debt"

The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem." Tenneco is part of the Campaign to Fix the Debt as of February 2013.

This article is part of the Center for Media and Democracy's investigation of Pete Peterson's Campaign to "Fix the Debt." Please visit our main SourceWatch page on Fix the Debt.

About Fix the Debt
The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem." Through a special report and new interactive wiki resource, the Center for Media and Democracy -- in partnership with the Nation magazine -- exposes the funding, the leaders, the partner groups, and the phony state "chapters" of this astroturf supergroup. Learn more at PetersonPyramid.org and in the Nation magazine.


Executive Management Team

As of January 2013[4]

  • Gregg Sherrill: Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
  • Hari N. Nair: Chief Operating Officer
  • Joseph Fornos
  • Tim Jackson
  • Kenneth R. Trammell
  • Neal Yanos
  • Brent Bauer
  • James Harrington
  • Michael Charlton
  • Barbara A. Kluth
  • Marie Ffolkes
  • Guillermo Minuzzi
  • Alex Gelbcke
  • Enrique Orta
  • Patrick Guo
  • Sandro Paparelli
  • Jeff Jarrell
  • Joseph A. Pomaranski
  • Theo Bonneu
  • John Kunz
  • Wolfgang Fries
  • Paul D. Novas
  • Martiza Gibbons
  • Jane Ostrander
  • H. William Haser
  • Ben Patel
  • James Kujawski

Contact Information

World Headquarters[2]
500 North Field Drive
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Phone: (847) 482-5000

Resources and articles

Featured SourceWatch Articles on Fix the Debt

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Profile", Tenneco, Accessed January 22, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Facilities Directory", Tenneco, Accessed January 22, 2013.
  3. Tenneco, "2011 Annual Report", organizational document, page 1.
  4. "Executive Management Team", "Tenneco", Accessed January 22, 2013.