~ Brenda Eprile becomes Chairman ~
VANCOUVER, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Westport Fuel Systems Inc. ("Westport Fuel Systems") (TSX:WPRT / Nasdaq: WPRT) today announced that Warren Baker has decided to step down as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr. Baker will remain on the Westport Fuel Systems Board and will continue as Chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. The Board has appointed Brenda Eprile, a director since October of 2013, as the new Chairman of the Board.
Dr. Baker joined the Westport Fuel Systems Board of Directors in September 2002 and was appointed to Chairman in November 2015.
"The Board wishes to thank Warren for his leadership as Chairman of the Board. His longstanding support of the company has helped Westport Fuel Systems evolve into a world leader in alternative fuel systems and components", said Brenda Eprile. "I look forward to continuing to work with Warren on the Board of Directors and I am honoured to have been appointed as Chairman. The upcoming year is expected to be a milestone year for the company. We continue to realize synergies from the merger and industry has been taking note of the anticipated commercialization of Westport High Pressure Direct Injection 2.0 ("Westport™ HPDI 2.0") components to our OEM launch partner this year".
Dr. Baker's transition from Chairman and Brenda's appointment as Chairman of the Board are both effective from today, Wednesday, February 1st, 2017.
About Westport Fuel Systems
At Westport Fuel Systems, we are driving innovation to power a cleaner tomorrow. We are inventors, engineers, manufacturers and suppliers of advanced clean-burning fuel systems and components that can change the way the world moves. Our technology delivers performance, fuel efficiency and environmental benefits to address the challenges of global climate change and urban air quality. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, we serve our customers in more than 70 countries with leading global transportation and industrial application brands. At Westport Fuel Systems, we think ahead. For more information, visit www.wfsinc.com.
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