VANCOUVER, B.C. – Cummins Westport (CWI) has appointed Gordon Excel, Westport vice president, sales and marketing, to president of CWI. The role will take effect on January 1, 2014.
"Gordon's experience with Cummins Westport and solid understanding of the customers and markets are key assets that will contribute to the ongoing success of Cummins Westport," said Ed Pence, Cummins vice president and general manager, High Horsepower Engine Business, and chairman of CWI.
Excel joined Westport in 2002 as vice president and general manager Americas for CWI and spent 10 successful years at CWI. In 2012, he moved to Westport's European office in Lyon, France, as vice president, Sales and Marketing.
Previous to Westport, Gordon was a vice president in the banking information technology industry following a career at Xerox where he progressed into his last role as general manager Channels Business. He has an MBA in Digital Technology Management from Royal Roads University in Canada.
Jim Arthurs, current CWI President, will be returning to a senior leadership position at Westport.
On December 5, 2013, the directors of CWI were elected for the 2014 term. Effective January 1, 2014, the CWI board of directors will be comprised of Ed Pence, Cummins vice president and general manager, High Horsepower Engine Business (Chairman); Dean Cantrell, Cummins Automotive On Highway Business controller; Ric Kleine, Cummins vice president, On Highway Business; Ashoka Achuthan, Westport vice president, Finance Operations; Jim Arthurs, former CWI president; and Thomas Rippon, Westport vice president, Mining and Rail.