NxtGen Emission Controls Inc. Announces the Appointment of Jim Mann as Vice President of Finance and Administration

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 28 /CNW/ -- NxtGen Emission Controls
Inc. announced today the appointment of Jim Mann as vice president of finance
and administration. The announcement was made by Jeremy W. Holt, president and
chief executive officer. NxtGen is an emerging leader in syngas technology for
clean diesel and engine combustion optimization.
    "I am very pleased to welcome Jim as the vice president of finance and
administration for NxtGen," Holt said. "Jim brings 25 years of experience in
accounting and senior financial management roles to our organization at a
critical time in our development. His varied experience and proven versatility
will be a great asset to the team in our continued transformation from
technology developer to a producer of products for the cleantech engine
    According to Holt, Mann will be based at NxtGen's Corporate Headquarters
and Technology Center in Burnaby, British Columbia and will be responsible for
overseeing all aspects of the company's finances, as well as information
technology systems and operations support. A key part of Mann's role will be
augmenting the October 2008 Series B investment of $15.4 million USD with new
capital funds from investors, non dilutive and debt sources to support
production growth.
    Mann comes to NxtGen from Mustang Survival Corp., a privately owned
marine and aerospace survival wear manufacturer with U.S. and Canadian
manufacturing sites. Previously, Mann held senior financial management
positions with DRI Dehydration Research Inc. (now EnWave Corp.), Jantzen
Canada Inc. and A&W Food Services of Canada Ltd.
    Mann received his Chartered Account designation in 1984 and is a
Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois (2005). He received a
Bachelor of Commerce degree in accounting from the University of British
Columbia (1981).
    NxtGen has developed innovative technology that makes existing and new
internal combustion engines cleaner and more efficient to meet global emission
regulations and CO2 targets. NxtGen has successfully miniaturized syngas
production equipment for use in light- and heavy-duty vehicles. "Syngas" is a
hydrogen-rich gas that NxtGen produces from diesel fuel and air. It provides a
platform for advanced emission reduction and combustion technologies for
multiple fuels, including diesel, biodiesel, natural gas and gasoline.
NxtGen's first product, a retrofit syngas diesel particulate filter (DPF)
system, is targeted at intra-city diesel vehicles: DPF regeneration can be
initiated at the very low temperature of 200 C and sustained in stop / start
city traffic, which solves a key industry problem.
    NxtGen's second retrofit product will reduce NOx emissions by 70 percent
for low temperature intra-city diesel vehicles and avoids the cost and
complexity of urea-SCR technology. NxtGen is also developing systems for
original equipment manufacturers that will achieve particulate and NOx
emission reductions greater than 80 percent.
    NxtGen Emission Controls Inc. (www.nxtgen.com) is privately held by
institutional investors. The company's headquarters and technology center is
located in Burnaby, British Columbia and the manufacturing and application
engineering center is located in Wixom, Mich.

For further information:

For further information: Brian Kahnert, NxtGen, +1-604-688-7841 x105,
brian.kahnert@nxtgen.com; or Jessica Killenberg, Bianchi PR, +1-248-269-1122,
jkillenberg@bianchipr.com, for NxtGen Emission Controls Inc.

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