VANCOUVER BC Canada — Cummins Westport, Inc. today announced that Gordon Exel of Westport Fuel Systems, Inc. has been appointed as president of CWI, effective July 8, 2019. Exel previously held the position of president of CWI in 2014.
Bart van Aerle, current CWI president, will be returning to a senior leadership position at Westport Fuel Systems.
“We are very pleased to have Gordon return to Cummins Westport,” said Roe East, Cummins director of global off-highway product strategy, and chairman of CWI. “He brings a wealth of natural gas industry experience and strong leadership that will help ensure CWI’s continued success.”
Exel joined Westport in 2002 as VP/GM of Americas for CWI. In 2012, he moved to Westport Fuel System’s European office in Lyon, France, as VP of sales and marketing. In 2014, he became president of CWI,d and in 2015 he returned to Westport as VP of heavy-duty trucks. In 2015, he was also appointed as chairman of NGV America and helped lead that organization through a significant transition.
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Prior to joining Westport, Exel was a VP in the banking information technology industry, following a career at Xerox where he progressed into his last role as GM of channels business. He received an MBA in digital technology management from Royal Roads University in Canada.
About Cummins Westport, Inc.
Cummins Westport, Inc. designs, engineers and markets 5.9 to 12-liter 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. Those include fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. www.cummins.com
Westport Fuel Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT/TSX: WPRT) is 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), propane (LPG), hydrogen and biofuels, like landfill gas. www.westport.com