Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) recently 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.”
Gordon joined Westport in 2002 as vice president and general manager, Americas for CWI. In 2012, he moved to Westport Fuel System’s European office in Lyon, France, as vice president, sales and marketing. In 2014, he was appointed president of CWI and in 2015 he returned to Westport as vice president, heavy-duty trucks. In 2015, he also was appointed chairman of NGVAmerica and helped lead that organization through a significant transition.
Prior to joining Westport, Gordon was a vice president in the banking information technology industry following a career at Xerox, where he progressed into his last role as general manager channels business. He has an MBA in Digital Technology Management from Royal Roads University in Canada.