Westport Fuel Systems has appointed David Johnson as CEO, effective immediately.

Nancy Gougarty has decided to retire as Westport's CEO and is stepping down from the Board of Directors. Gougarty will support Westport Fuel Systems' leadership team through a transition period.

"We're very pleased to appoint an entrepreneurial leader with specific experience and insights in the global OEM market to lead Westport Fuel Systems' growth and development as a world-class global alternative fuels technology company," said board chairwoman, Brenda Eprile.

"As a powertrain engineer and a proven executive with outstanding technical skills, product launch experience and expertise in advanced drive-train technology, David is well positioned to build on Westport Fuel Systems' global success as we continue to execute our long-term strategy."

Johnson will join Westport Fuel Systems having served for ten years as president and CEO of Achates Power. Prior to his most recent role, Johnson served in a variety of roles with senior positions at Navistar, Ford and General Motors.

During Gougarty's tenure as CEO she successfully led the integration of the merger of Westport Innovations and Fuel Systems Solution into the combined Westport Fuel Systems, led the commercial launch of HPDI 2.0 and improved the company's operations.

In addition to his role as CEO, Johnson will join Westport Fuel Systems Board of Directors.

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