David M. Johnson was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2019 and is a member of the Westport Fuel Systems Board of Directors. Mr. Johnson is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience leading engine development for automotive and commercial vehicle industries around the world. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Johnson served ten years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Achates Power Inc. leading technical, commercial and corporate development to establish the organization as a leading developer of opposed-piston engines. Mr. Johnson’s distinguished career began in 1990 with Ford Motor Company in Truck Powertrain Planning. He subsequently held a variety of roles in engineering, product planning, program management, and strategic development with increasing responsibility. Since then Mr. Johnson has served in a variety of roles with leading automotive companies including senior roles at Navistar and General Motors. Mr. Johnson combines deep technical expertise with a decades-long career in international markets. He earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.
Jim MacCallum was appointed Acting Chief Financial Officer in February 2019. Mr. MacCallum has been with Westport since August 2014 serving as Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Controller. In this role Mr. MacCallum led the corporate accounting and treasury functions. Prior to Westport, Mr. MacCallum held leadership roles at Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc., Absolute Software and Cisco Systems and was an audit manager with KPMG. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of British Columbia and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Mr. MacCallum is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mr. MacCallum is a director of Music in the Morning and Co-Chair of the Finance Committee for the District of West Vancouver.
Jim Arthurs is Executive Vice President, Electronics at Westport Fuel Systems. Mr. Arthurs joined Westport Fuel Systems in 2011 and has overseen the development of Westport’s heavy-duty engine and fuel system technologies, including the Westport HPDI system. In November 2016, he took responsibility for the newly formed Electronics Group, with oversight of Electronic Control Unit hardware and software across Westport Fuel Systems. Mr. Arthurs is also a member of the Board of Directors of Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture company owned equally by Cummins Inc. and Westport Fuel Systems that designs, engineers and markets spark-ignited natural gas engines for medium- and heavy-duty transportation applications. Previously, Mr. Arthurs was President of Cummins Westport Inc. from 2012 to 2013 and led the development of the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Cryogenic Systems and Vice President, Operations for Westport. Prior to joining Westport, Mr. Arthurs was a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of i3 Transition Partners LLP, a management consulting firm that specializes in business assessments and helping companies plan for and implement strategic change. Over his career, he has held senior sales, operating and executive management positions at several companies including IBM and Weyerhaeuser. Mr. Arthurs was CIO at the Loewen Group and Managing Director of Operations for the Jim Pattison Group. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Western Forest Products Inc., an integrated forest products company. Mr. Arthurs holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary.
Massimiliano Fissore is Senior Vice President, Independent Aftermarket & DOEM at Westport Fuel Systems. Mr. Fissore joined Westport Fuel Systems in 2016 as part of the Fuel System Solutions and Westport merger. Since 2016, Mr. Fissore has served as CEO of the M.T.M. Srl subsidiary, responsible for the full management of the different businesses and divisions, including the subsidiaries located in South America and Asia. Previously he served in the role of General Manager, M.T.M. Srl from October 2014 to July 2016. He has spent most of his career in the alternative fuel industry, developing liquid petroleum gas ("LPG") and compressed natural gas ("CNG") products, technologies, and markets. He has spent a significant amount of time with BRC Gas Equipment and Zavoli, which are well established brands now owned by Westport Fuel Systems. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Fissore was General Manager of the CNG Refueling Division of M.T.M. Srl, responsible for the development of the business of CNG compressor and refueling equipment branded Cubogas. In 2007, Mr. Fissore joined Zavoli and became CEO of Zavoli from 2007 to 2010. In 2003, Mr. Fissore joined McCormick Mexico, a subsidiary of Argo Tractors-an Italian company that produces agricultural tractors-and became CEO of McCormick Mexico from 2003 to 2007. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Fissore was CEO of BRC Argentina and WMTM Brazil. He has a law degree from the University of Turin in Italy and currently also serves as Chairman of M.T.M. Srl (a Westport Fuel Systems company).
Strong 2018 Financial Performance and Continued Growth in 2019
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. announced today that it will disclose its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018 on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 after market close.
Westport HPDI 2.0™ Meets 2025 Targets Today
Westport Fuel Systems Inc today announced that Michael Willis has resigned as its Chief Financial Officer.
Nancy Gougarty to Remain During a Transition Period