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WALKER MANUFACTURING NAMES WALKER GILLET (EUROPE) EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

DEERFIELD, Ill., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Philip A. Dur has been named to the new position of executive vice president of Walker Gillet (Europe), effective February 1. He is currently vice president for operations development at Tenneco (NYSE: TEN).

In his new position, Dur will be responsible for Walker Gillet's aftermarket operations, strategic planning and coordination of global expansion initiatives relating to European-based OEM customers. He will report to Lutz Kesselring, managing director, Walker Gillet (Europe) and be located in Edenkoben, Germany.

"I am very pleased to welcome Phil to the organization," said Thomas E. Evans, Tenneco Automotive senior vice president and Walker president. "He brings a wealth of leadership skills and international experience to our rapidly growing European operation."

"Phil's initial contribution after joining Tenneco was to evaluate our global reach and expansion opportunities. Tenneco Automotive could not have selected an individual who better understands the global market and need for global expansion, nor a better representative to work with its European OEM customers. Phil's extensive international experience, language skills and proven success abroad make him ideal for this assignment," said Dana G. Mead, chairman and chief executive officer of Tenneco.

Before joining Tenneco, Dur retired as a rear admiral from the United States Navy, following a distinguished 29-year career. In his last assignment he served as assistant deputy chief of naval operations for plans, policy and operations.

His service has also included a White House assignment as director of political-military affairs on the National Security Council staff and duties as the military assistant to the President's Special Envoys to the Middle East. He also served as commander of the Battle Force, U.S. Sixth Fleet and Cruiser-Destroyer Group Eight; as commanding officer of an AEGIS class cruiser and a destroyer; as the U.S. Defense attache to France; and as executive assistant and senior naval aide to the Secretary of the Navy.

Dur is widely traveled and has lived in six countries. He has visited more than 60 other countries and participated in negotiations with 14 heads of state. He is fluent in French and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Russian, German and Italian.

Dur earned bachelor's and masters degrees from the University of Notre Dame. He also received a master's degree and Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard University.

Tenneco Automotive is a division of Tenneco, a diversified industrial corporation with 1994 sales of $12.2 billion and headquartered in Houston, Tex. Tenneco's other primary businesses include: natural gas transportation and marketing (Tenneco Energy); ship design, construction and repair (Newport News Shipbuilding); and packaging (Tenneco Packaging). Tenneco also owns 21 percent of Case Corporation.
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