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James K. Ashford

January 1, 2019

President & CEO Tenneco Automotive Current: Retired President and CEO J. I. Case Company – Bannockburn, Illinois

James K. Ashford, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tenneco Automotive, has been an active member of the automotive industry for 25 years, since joining Walker Manufacturing Company (a division of Tenneco Automotive). Most recently, Mr. Ashford served as Vice President of Tenneco Inc. in charge of long-range planning and development. Prior to that, he had been President of Monroe Auto Equipment Company, another Tenneco Automotive division. He became Executive Vice President of Tenneco Automotive when the division was formed in 1977. He holds an accounting degree and is a graduate of two prestigious Advanced Management programs. An active participant in automotive industry associations, Mr. Ashford serves on the Boards of Directors of the Automotive Information Council and the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association and has served the Automotive Service Industries Association, Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association and the Distributors Institute. “The road to success is a lot straighter, with fewer detours, if you embrace a value system.”