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
"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 gas. www.cumminswestport.com
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
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