Westport Innovations, a company specializing in natural gas engines and vehicles, has appointed Nancy Gougarty president and chief operating officer. The move represents a change of roles for Gougarty, who was previously on the company's board of directors.
She previously served as the vice president for TRW Automotive Corp. for Asia-Pacific, from January 2008 to 2012. Gougarty also held other 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.
‘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,’ says David Demers, the company's CEO.
Gougarty was originally appointed to the Westport board in February.