VANCOUVER, Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) today announced
that Gordon Exel, Westport Vice President, Sales and Marketing, has been
appointed as President of CWI effective January 1, 2014 for the final year of
Westport's three year term to nominate the President.
"Gordon's experience with Cummins Westport and solid understanding of the
customers and markets are key assets that will contribute to the ongoing
success of Cummins Westport," said Ed Pence, Cummins Vice President and
General Manager, High Horsepower Engine Business, and Chairman of CWI.
Gordon joined Westport in 2002 as Vice President and General Manager Americas
for CWI and spent 10 successful years at CWI. In 2012, he moved to Westport's
European office in Lyon France, as Vice President, Sales and Marketing.
Previous to Westport, Gordon was a Vice President in the banking information
technology industry following a career at Xerox where he progressed into his
last role as General Manager Channels Business. He has an MBA in Digital
Technology Management from Royal Roads University in Canada.
Jim Arthurs, current CWI President, will be returning to a senior leadership
position at Westport.
On December 5, 2013, the directors of CWI were elected for the 2014 term.
Effective January 1, 2014, the CWI board of directors will be comprised of Ed
Pence, Cummins Vice President and General Manager, High Horsepower Engine
Business (Chairman); Dean Cantrell, Cummins Automotive On Highway Business
Controller; Ric Kleine, Cummins Vice President, On Highway Business; Ashoka
Achuthan, Westport Vice President, Finance Operations; Jim Arthurs, former CWI
President; and Thomas Rippon, Westport Vice President, Mining and Rail.
About Cummins Westport Inc.
Cummins Westport Inc. designs, engineers and markets spark-ignited natural gas
engines for medium- and heavy-duty transportation applications such as trucks
and buses. Cummins Westport is a joint venture of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), a
corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture,
distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel
systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical
power generation systems, and Westport Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT/TSX:
WPT), a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions technologies that
allow engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such as compressed natural gas
(CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen and biofuels such as landfill
Note: This document contains forward-looking statements about Cummins
Westport's business, operations, technology development or to the environment
in which it operates, which are based on Cummins Westport's estimates,
forecasts and projections. These statements are not guarantees of future
performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict,
or are beyond Cummins Westport's control. Consequently, readers should not
place any undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. In addition,
these forward-looking statements relate to the date on which they are made.
Cummins Westport disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise except as required by applicable securities legislation.
SOURCE Cummins Westport Inc.
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