LAKE FOREST, Ill. (Oct. 14, 2010)—Frank E. Macher, 69, retired from Tenneco Inc.'s board of directors, effective at yesterday's board meeting.
Macher, who served on Tenneco's board since July 2000, has spent more than 44 years in the automotive industry. He recently was named executive chairman of Continental Structural Plastics, a privately held automotive components company based in Troy, Mich. He also is CEO of Ceres Group L.L.C., an automotive components investment and consulting firm he co-founded in 2008.
He also has served as president and CEO and as a member of the board of Collins & Aikman Corp., a global supplier of motor vehicle parts, from July 2005 through January 2007, and previously, was CEO of Federal Mogul Corp., a manufacturer of motor vehicle parts, from January 2001 to July 2003, and Federal Mogul's chairman from October 2001 to his retirement in January 2004.
Macher also has served, from June 1997 to his retirement in July 1999, as president and CEO of ITT Automotive. For 30 years, from 1966 to his retirement in 1996, he was with Ford Motor Co., ultimately serving as vice president and general manager of the car maker's Automotive Components Division.