Jean Pierre Rosso: Heavy Equipment Hitter

At one point in the early '90s, Tenneco was so eager to unload farm and construction-equipment maker Case that it offered to sell it for $1, plus heavy debt. No takers. But things have changed since Case was spun off in 1994. On May 17, Tenneco agreed to sell out to Fiat-controlled New Holland for a cool $4.3 billion.

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