~ Experience and Leadership in the Automotive Sector Provides Key
Direction in Westport's Move From Research & Development Mode to
International Product Delivery ~
VANCOUVER, July 26, 2013 /CNW/ - 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.
Westport engineers the world's most advanced natural gas engines and
vehicles. More than that, we are fundamentally changing the way the
world travels the roads, rails and seas. We work with original
equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide from design through to
production, creating products to meet the growing demand for vehicle
technology that will reduce both emissions and fuel costs. To learn
more about our business, visit westport.com, subscribe to our RSS feed,
or follow us on Twitter @WestportDotCom.
Note: This document contains forward-looking statements about Westport's
business, operations, technology development or the environment in
which it operates, which are based on 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 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. 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.
SOURCE: Westport Innovations Inc.
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