Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., has announced Dr. Ben Patel, as its Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Tenneco Inc., a manufacturer of automotive emission control and ride control products and systems. He has been elected to Lincoln Electric’s Board of Directors, effective February, 2018. Prior to joining Tenneco, Patel held numerous positions with increasing responsibility, including senior scientist, at the General Electric Company. Patel is a graduate of the University of Ottawa where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Yale University.