VANCOUVER, BC – Westport Innovations (TSX:WPT / NASDAQ:WPRT), engineering the world’s most advanced natural gas engines and vehicles, announced today that Nancy Gougarty has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Westport after resigning her position on the company’s Board of Directors. The change in roles for Nancy is part of Westport’s progression from research and development into an organization focussed on the global commercialization of a wide range of products.
“Nancy brings valuable direction and experience in product delivery execution from her roles in the global automotive sector,” said David Demers, CEO of Westport. “Nancy will play a key role in implementing our strategic priorities, supporting Westport in meeting the challenges of operating a global business and driving Westport’s financial success with her experience in operations and international product sales.”
Nancy has extensive business experience in the global automotive industry. Originally appointed to the Westport Board of Directors in February 2013, she served as the vice president for TRW Automotive Corporation for Asia-Pacific, with responsibility for profit and loss, from January 2008 to 2012. TRW sales for Asia-Pacific were reported at $2.3 billion in 2011. Her previous positions included vice president of product planning, business planning and business development.
She has held high-profile leadership positions in the automotive sector, including Managing Director for General Motors’ joint venture in Shanghai, Director for Delphi Packard Asia Pacific, Global Account Director General Motors, and vice president for Delphi Automotive Systems, Japan and Korea.
At Westport Fuel Systems, we are driving innovation to power a cleaner tomorrow. We are a leading supplier of advanced fuel delivery components and systems for clean, low-carbon fuels such as natural gas, renewable natural gas, propane, and hydrogen to the global automotive industry. Our technology delivers the performance and fuel efficiency required by transportation applications and the environmental benefits that address climate change and urban air quality challenges. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with operations in Europe, Asia, North America and South America, we serve our customers in more than 70 countries with leading global transportation brands. At Westport Fuel Systems, we think ahead. For more information, visit www.wfsinc.com.
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