Agility Fuel Systems, a developer and manufacturer of natural gas fuel systems for heavy-duty vehicles in North America, says Barry Engle has accepted an executive vice president position with General Motors and will depart from his post as CEO of Agility.
Agility says its board is thoughtfully considering succession plans and has initiated a CEO search process. Bill Nowicke, the company's chief operating officer (COO), has been named the interim CEO and will work with Engle to ensure a smooth transition.
‘In his role as COO, Bill has provided strong, hands-on operational leadership. He knows the company well and is uniquely able to take on additional responsibilities,’ says Mike Gallagher, Agility's chairman of the board.
‘On behalf of the board, we sincerely thank Barry for his contributions over the past four years,” adds Gallagher. “He guided the company through a period of rapid growth, assembled a fantastic team and built a great foundation for continued success. We appreciate the leadership, passion and vision which he has brought to Agility.’
Engle will continue to serve on Agility's board and remain a shareholder of the company.
‘It has been an honor and privilege to be part of the Agility team. I'm pleased to be able to maintain my involvement on the board as we continue to grow and build the company,’ says Engle.
In his new role at General Motors, Engle will become a member of the GM executive leadership team and serve as president of South America, with responsibility for operations in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.