~Arthurs Adds Strong History in Operations, Strategy and Sales~
VANCOUVER, Feb. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Cummins Westport Inc., announced today
that Jim Arthurs, former Vice President, Westport Cryogenic Systems,
has been appointed as President of Cummins Westport. Prior to joining
Westport in 2011, Jim 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
"Jim brings a diversified background of strategy and operations
leadership experience which will be key elements to the ongoing success
of Cummins Westport," said Ed Pence, Cummins Vice President and General
Manager - Heavy Duty Engine Business and Chairman of Cummins Westport.
Jim has worked with several companies as an operations executive,
including Integrated Paving Concepts, an industrial technology company;
MacMillan Bloedel, where he was part of a team that led a significant
and positive change in strategy to their $2 billion building materials
distribution business; and The Loewen Group. In addition, Jim was
Managing Director of Operations for the Jim Pattison Group - one of
Canada's largest privately-held companies. Jim spent the first 16 years
of his career with IBM in a wide range of sales and management
positions. Jim is a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of
Western Forest Products, one of BC's largest forest products companies
and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the
University of Calgary.
The board of directors for Cummins Westport is now comprised of Bill
Larkin, Westport CFO; Mel Ogmen, Westport Vice President, Engineering &
Operations; Clark Quintin, President of Westport HD; Ed Pence, Cummins
Vice President and General Manager - Heavy Duty Engine Business; Dean
Cantrell, Cummins Controller - Heavy Duty Engine Business; and Ric
Kleine, Cummins Vice President - MidRange On-Highway Business.
About Cummins Westport Inc.
Cummins Westport Inc. designs, engineers and markets spark-ignited
natural gas engines for North American commercial 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
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