Arthurs President At Cummins Westport
Cummins Westport has appointed Jim Arthurs as president of the company. Arthurs was previously vice president of Westport Cryogenic Systems. Prior to joining Westport in 2011, Arthers was a managing partner and co-founder of i3 Transition Partners LLP, a management consulting firm that specializes in business assessments and helping companies plan for and implement strategic change.
“Jim brings a diversified background of strategy and operations leadership experience which will be key elements to the ongoing success of Cummins Westport,” said Ed Pence, Cummins vice president and general manager - Heavy Duty Engine Business and chairman of Cummins Westport.
Arthurs has worked with several companies as an operations executive, including Integrated Paving Concepts, an industrial technology company; MacMillan Bloedel, where he was part of a team that led a significant and positive change in strategy to their $2 billion building materials distribution business; and The Loewen Group. In addition, Arthurs was managing director of Operations for the Jim Pattison Group - one of Canada's largest privately-held companies. He spent the first 16 years of his career with IBM in a wide range of sales and management positions. Aurthurs is currently a director and chairman of the Audit Committee of Western Forest Products, one of British Columbia, Canada's largest forest products companies and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Calgary.
The board of directors for Cummins Westport is now comprised of Bill Larkin, Westport CFO; Mel Ogmen, Westport vice president, Engineering & Operations; Clark Quintin, president of Westport HD; Ed Pence, Cummins vice president and general manager - Heavy Duty Engine Business; Dean Cantrell, Cummins controller - Heavy Duty Engine Business; and Ric Kleine, Cummins vice president - MidRange On-Highway Business.