Marc McAllister is the brand’s new vice president and general manager, and Tom Wittenschlaeger was named to the newly created position of general manager, North America.
McAllister replaces Henrik Johansson, who announced last fall that he would retire after nearly 30 years with Öhlins, the company noted.
Both McAllister and Wittenschlaeger will be charged with taking the well-known European brand and capturing opportunities for growth with a global audience—particularly in North America, which provides multiple opportunities for success.
“The Öhlins team has successfully positioned the business, technology and product lines to claim the title of the world leader in high-performance suspension for both two- and four-wheel vehicles,” said Tenneco CEO Jim Voss. “We are thrilled to have Marc and Tom join the Öhlins leadership team and help extend this exceptional product line to enthusiasts worldwide.”
McAllister joins Tenneco after spending the past 30 years in the powersports industry. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of Tucker Powersports Inc., a leader in the delivery of powersports aftermarket parts, accessories, and apparel.
He also spent nearly 25 years with Harley-Davidson Motor Company, beginning in 1995 as a design engineer.
Wittenschlaeger joins Tenneco from AYRO Inc., a unique low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) company based in Round Rock, Texas, where he served as CEO. He was also CEO of Stator MicroMobility, and spent four years with FOX Factory, as president, power vehicles group and, most recently, as chief strategy officer.