Natural gas engine manufacturer Westport Innovations Inc. has appointed Nancy Gougarty to its board of directors, as well as created a new advisory board that will function outside of the board of directors' central responsibilities.
Gougarty was most recently vice president for TRW Automotive Corp.'s operations in the Asia Pacific region. She joined TRW in 2005 and held various positions, such as vice president of product planning, business planning and business development, and vice president of braking, electronics and modules for Asia Pacific. Gougarty began her career in 1978 with General Motors' Packard Electric division.
Two key inaugural members comprise Westport's new advisory board: Joseph Caron and Brenda Eprile.
Caron has been involved in international relations since 1972, having served as Canadian Ambassador to the People's Republic of China from 2001 to 2005. He is currently strategic advisor, Asia Pacific, at Heenan Blaikie LLP and a board member of Manulife Financial Corp. and Vancouver International Airport.
Eprile is managing director of Sanford Eprile & Co., a consulting firm that specializes in regulatory compliance. She was previously a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a partner at Deloitte, and executive director and chief accountant at the Ontario Securities Commission.