Ben Patel is vice president Clean Air, global research & development and systems integration. He is responsible for leading global development for key Clean Air technologies, including establishing and leading new research programs to continue positioning Tenneco as an innovation leader in mobile and stationary markets. A member of Tenneco’s senior management team, Patel originally joined Tenneco late in 2010 as vice president, technology development, emission control. Prior to joining Tenneco, Patel worked for GE Technology Ventures, a division of General Electric’s corporate trading and licensing group, where he was most recently technology development manager since January 2008. He joined GE’s global research center as a staff chemist in July 1998, and held numerous roles with increasing responsibility, including senior research scientist. Patel holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Ottawa and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Yale University.