Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) has announced that Rob Neitzke, currently General Manager of the Construction Segment of Cummins off-highway engine business, has been appointed as President, effective 1 January 2015.
Commenting on the appointment, Ed Pence, Chairman of CWI, said: "In the last five years, Rob's leadership and strategic initiatives have contributed to the success of the Cummins Construction Segment, increasing its revenue, profit, and market share globally. We expect Rob to bring the same kind of leadership, performance, and growth mindset to CWI in the next phase of its expansion in coming years."
Rob joined Cummins in 1994 and worked in a number of roles in High Horsepower fuel systems; industrial applications engineering; Six Sigma black belt; emerging market strategy in India, Russia and Africa; and Distribution Business Unit channel management in Europe, Middle East and Africa and CIS.
Gordon Exel, current CWI President, will be returning to a senior leadership position at Westport at the end of 2014.
"On behalf of the board of directors of CWI, we thank Gord for his commitment and expertise in leading CWI in the past year," said Jim Arthurs, Westport Executive VP, Heavy Duty Engine Systems. "We welcome him back to Westport and wish him continued success."
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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