Automotive components manufacturer Tenneco announced Thomas Sabatino will join the company in the role of executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Feb. 15.

Sabatino currently serves as co-chair of the board of directors of the Humane Society of the United States and chair of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, as well as holding board positions with Teligent and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

Sabatino’s appointment follows Brandon Smith accepting a senior executive position at CHS Incorporated, a Fortune 100 agribusiness and energy company. Smith will stay on with Tenneco into March to facilitate a smooth transition at the position.