Westport Names New President and COO, Canada
Westport Innovations announced 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.”
Ms. Gougarty has extensive business experience in the global automotive industry. Originally appointed to the Westport Board of Directors in February 2013, Ms. Gougarty served as the vice president for TRW Automotive Corporation for Asia-Pacific, with responsibility for profit and loss, from January 2008 to 2o12. 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.