Gougarty New President & COO At Westport
Westport Innovations, the global supplier of natural gas engines, fuel systems and vehicles, announced that Nancy Gougarty has been appointed president and chief operating officer of the company after resigning her position on the company's board of directors. The change in roles is part of Westport's progression from research and development into an organization focused on the global commercialization of a wide range of products, the company said.
Originally appointed to the Westport board in February, Gougarty served as vice president for TRW Automotive Corp. for Asia-Pacific from January 2008 to 2012. Her previous positions included vice president of product planning, business planning and business development. She has also held 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.