Board of Directors

Brenda J. Eprile

Brenda Eprile

Brenda J. Eprile (62), was appointed as Chairman of Westport Fuel Systems Board of Directors in February of 2017 and brings extensive financial experience and acumen. Ms. Eprile joined the Board in October of 2013 and is Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Eprile's familiarity with Westport Fuel Systems as a former Advisory Board member and her deep understanding of public companies is valuable to Westport Fuel Systems as it continues to grow and business evolves. Ms. Eprile is the owner and principal at Eprile & Company Inc., a boutique consulting firm serving a wide variety of clients on a range of regulatory and compliance issues. From 2000 to 2012, Ms. Eprile was a Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and led the Risk Advisory Services practice. From 1985 to 1997, Ms. Eprile had a distinguished career as a securities regulator in Canada, having held the positions of both Executive Director and Chief Accountant at the Ontario Securities Commission. Ms. Eprile is a Fellow Certified Professional Accountant (FCPA), and received an ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2013. She has an Honours Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Schulich School of Business, York University. She is a director of Home Capital Group, a TSX listed company and serves on the board of a privately owned securities dealer. She is a director and audit committee Chair of War Child Canada. She is the past Chair of the Board of Canada's National Ballet School.

Warren J. Baker

Warren J. Baker

Dr. Warren J. Baker (77), a US citizen, of Avila Beach, California, USA, joined the Board of Directors in September of 2002. He is currently Chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. Helping drive Westport Fuel Systems innovation and technology path, Dr. Baker has led a distinguished career in science and technology including as a member of the US National Science Board appointed by President Reagan, serving from 1985 to 1994 including as Chair of the Programs and Plans Committee, and the Polar Research Committee. More recently, Dr. Baker retired as President Emeritus of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, having served as President from 1979 until August 1, 2010. Dr. Baker is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a former Fellow in the Engineering Society of Detroit, a former member of the board of directors of the California Council for Science and Technology, a former member of the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance, and a former member of the US Business-Higher Education Forum.  Dr. Baker has served as Chair of the board of directors of the ASCE Civil Engineering Research Foundation.  From 1994 to September 2012, Dr. Baker was a member of the board of directors of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. of Hoboken, New Jersey, a New York Stock Exchange listed global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals, where he also served terms as Chair of the Audit Committee, the Governance Committee, and Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Dr. Baker also served on the board of directors of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' Education Foundation, and is recent past Chair of the Board of Governors, the US/Mexico Foundation for Science (FUMEC).

Nancy S. Gougarty

Nancy S. Gougarty

Nancy S. Gougarty (61), was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July of 2016 and is a member of the Westport Fuel Systems Board of Directors. Prior to her appointment, she was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in July of 2013 and she served on the Board from February of 2013 to July of 2013. Ms. Gougarty served as the Vice President for TRW Automotive Corporation operations in the Asia-Pacific region from 2008 to 2012. Joining TRW in 2005, her previous positions included vice president of product planning, business planning and business development, and Vice President of braking, electronics and modules for Asia Pacific. Based at the Asia- Pacific headquarters in Shanghai, China, Ms. Gougarty oversaw the operations of more than 30 plants in the region. She directed the development and implementation of strategic and operational plans and worked to enhance strategic relationships with customers and joint venture partners in the region. Ms. Gougarty's distinguished career began in 1978 when she started with GM's Packard Electric Division, first as an industrial engineer; she later took on various roles in application engineering, finance, operations, and sales and engineering with increasing responsibility. In 1997, she was named Managing Director for GM's joint venture in Shanghai, followed by a series of appointments accountable for strategic growth in Asian countries. After the successful post as the Director for Delphi Packard, Asia Pacific, Ms. Gougarty spent three years leading Delphi's largest account as Global Account Director GM, until becoming the Vice President for Delphi Automotive Systems, Japan and Korea. Ms. Gougarty is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. She holds an EMBA degree from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from the University of Cincinnati. A community service advocate, Ms. Gougarty serves as Advisor to the President of Marietta College, Ohio and is a member of the board of TriMas Corporation.

Anthony ("Tony") Harris

Tony Harris

Anthony (“Tony”) Harris (63), was appointed to the Board of Directors in June of 2016. Mr. Harris served as a director of Fuel Systems from December 2013 to May 2016. Since 2006, Mr. Harris has served as president and CEO of Campbell/Harris Security Equipment Company ("CSECO"), a manufacturer of contraband, explosives, and "dirty bomb" detection equipment. Prior to its acquisition of CSECO, he had served as vice president of marketing for Calpine Corporation since 2001, where he was responsible for brand management, marketing strategy development and execution, new product development, advertising and sales training. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Harris was with PG&E Energy Services, where he served as vice president of National Account Services and Western Region sales. From 1992 to 1997 he was with Pacific Gas and Electric Company ("PG&E") where he served as Director of Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Division Manager, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, and president of Standard Pacific Gas Line, Inc., respectively. Mr. Harris worked at Ford Motor Company as a Production Supervisor from 1979 to 1981, at Ford Aerospace and Communications Corporation as a Program Manager from 1981 to 1986, at Anaheim Lincoln Mercury as a General Manager from 1986 to 1987 and at Sonoma Ford Lincoln/Mercury as President & CEO from 1987 to 1992. Mr. Harris holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He was named a Purdue Outstanding Mechanical Engineer in 1999, a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus in 2008 and awarded an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Purdue in 2013. Mr. Harris is a founder of the National Society of Black Engineers and currently serves as Chair of its National Advisory Board.

Colin S. Johnston

Colin S. Johnston

Colin S. Johnston (62), was appointed director in June of 2016. Colin Johnston served as a director of Fuel Systems from May 2014 to May 2016. He currently serves as chairman of the statutory audit committee of CLN group, a global automotive component supplier headquartered in Italy. Prior to that Mr. Johnston worked for over 35 years in the international accounting profession, including 22 years as a partner in Arthur Andersen, then Deloitte & Touche in Italy through 2012. Mr. Johnston has extensive experience in auditing, accounting, financial reporting, internal control and governance for multinational corporations, primarily in the manufacturing sector (in the automotive, aerospace, consumer products and textile industries). While in professional practice, he worked as lead client service partner for major public and private Italian groups, including foreign registrants with the SEC, as well as for Italian subsidiaries of US groups. Mr. Johnston is a graduate of Oxford University, a UK chartered accountant, and a registered statutory auditor in Italy.


Scott Mackie

Scott R. Mackie

Scott Mackie (55), was appointed to Westport Fuel Systems Board of Directors in September 2016. Mr. Mackie is President of Qualitor Inc.’s International Brakes Industries division-a leading diversified supplier of safety and wear parts for the automotive aftermarket. Mr. Mackie joined Qualitor in April 2016 and most recently served as Vice President of Business Development and Mergers and Acquisitions for Navistar Inc. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of Weld Racing, a global leader in forged aluminum racing and street performance wheels. In addition, during a 30-year career with General Motors he held several senior executive leadership roles in North America and Europe including six years as general manager of ACDelco’s global operations. Mr. Mackie holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from General Motors Institute (Kettering) and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago.

Rodney Nunn

Rodney Nunn

Rodney Nunn (73), joined the Board of Directors in March 2016. Mr. Nunn served as President and Chief Executive Officer of KSR International Co. from 1976 to 2011 and from November 2015 until present. KSR is an industry leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of an array of automotive products, including sensors, electronic throttle controls, steering system control modules, MOSFET power modules and adjustable & fixed pedals. KSR’s production facilities are strategically located globally on four continents. The company is a vertically integrated manufacturing company located near its customers to provide quick response, cost containment and local expertise. Executive and engineering offices are headquartered in Ridgetown, Ontario (Canada) and sales are in Southfield, Michigan, USA. Rod graduated from Technical College in England in 1963 with a U.E.I. and City of Guilds Certificate in Industrial Engineering.

Peter Yu

Peter Yu

Peter Yu (55), joined the Board of Directors in January 2016 and is currently a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Yu is Founder and Managing Partner of Cartesian Capital Group, a global private equity firm with more than $2.5 billion under management. Mr. Yu directs a team of twenty-five professionals on four continents, managing capital for leading institutional investors around the world. Prior to founding Cartesian, Mr. Yu founded and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AIG Capital Partners. He built AIG Capital Partners into a leading global private equity firm with $4.5 billion under management. Over his career, Mr. Yu has initiated, negotiated and executed numerous innovative and successful investments across a wide range of industries and geographies. He has served as a director and advisor to more than two dozen industry-leading companies. Prior to founding AIG Capital Partners, Mr. Yu served President Bill Clinton as Director to the National Economic Council in the White House. In that capacity, he managed a number of domestic and international economic policy initiatives and priorities. Mr. Yu graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as President of the Harvard Law Review. Mr. Yu served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court and to Chief Judge Patricia Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Mr. Yu received his B.A. degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

News Releases

June 27

Cummins Westport Introduces Natural Gas Playbook Website

Featuring Information on Evaluating and Operating Natural Gas Vehicles

June 23

Westport Fuel Systems Announces New Director Nominee for the Upcoming Annual General Meeting

Longstanding director to retire as previously indicated

June 9

Suzuki Italy Chooses BRC LPG Systems to Expand Alternative Fuel Product Offering

Longstanding partnership provides bi-fuel LPG options to growing market

June 5

GHG Reduction Benefits of Natural Gas for Transportation Confirmed by New NGVA Europe Study

Westport Fuel Systems Next-Generation Natural Gas Engine and Vehicle Technologies Validated as a Key Solution for De-carbonizing the Transport Sector

June 1

Westport Fuel Systems Closes the Second Divestiture Action of the Industrial Group for $17.5 Million USD

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. today announced the closing of the sale of assets related to its Impco Industrial Mobile and Stationary Equipment business for a total of $17.5 million US dollars.