Joe B. Foster Named An Executive Vice President Of Tenneco Inc.

Joe B. Foster has been elected an executive vice president of Tenneco Inc., Houston. In his new post, Mr. Foster becomes a member of the company's Corporate Office and has been assigned overall corporate-level responsibility for an existing Tenneco operating unit, Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production, and Houston Oil & Minerals Corporation, whose acquisition is pending. He moves to the parent company from the presidency of Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production.

Dr. Philip Oxley was named to succeed Mr. Foster as president of Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production. He had been serving as executive vice president of that operating unit.

Mr. Foster joined Tenneco as a junior petroleum engineer in 1957. Assignments of increasing responsibility with Tenneco Oil led to his election as vice president in 1972, senior vice president in 1974, executive vice president in 1976, and president of Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production in 1978.

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