Tenneco Appoints Executive Director of Global Benefits from Search by Hanold Associates

CHICAGO (Dec. 16, 2020) ― Tenneco, one of the world’s leading automotive designers, manufacturers and marketers, has appointed Melinda Grosskopf as Executive Director of Global Benefits. Hanold Associates’ Kile Hanold and Sonia Nagra led the search.

Grosskopf comes to Tenneco from L3 Harris Technologies where she served as Vice President of Employee Benefits, overseeing benefit programs and policies for the large aerospace defense company. Reporting to Tenneco’s Vice President of Total Rewards, Melinda will set the overall strategy for benefits programs across the company. This includes responsibility for overall enterprise leadership for conceptualization, strategies, program development, implementation, communications and administration of all benefits in the Americas (United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina) in support of the company’s value proposition and regulatory compliance.

“Bringing an outside-industry perspective, Melinda will look to revitalize enterprise benefits for Tenneco as the company continues its evolution,” said Kile Hanold, Partner on the search. “Throughout her career, Melinda has served within highly complex environments, which will serve her well as she establishes contemporary philosophies and innovative programs for the organization. Looking forward to watching her flourish in this role.”

Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with 2019 revenues of $17.5 billion and approximately 78,000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through its four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

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