New president for Cummins Westport

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VANCOUVER, B. C. – The new year will bring new leadership to Cummins Westport Inc.

Starting on January 1, 2015, the company will have a new president. Rob Neitzke, who is currently general manager of the construction segment of the Cummins off-highway engine business, has been chosen to succeed Gordon Exel in the role.

Neitzke has been with Cummins since 1994 and has held a number of positions with the company. He also served as a management consultant at Deloitte, prior to joining Cummins. He holds masters degrees in both electrical engineering and business.

Rob Neitzke
Rob Neitzke

“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,” said Ed Pence, Cummins vice-president, high horsepower engine business, and chairman of CWI. “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.”

Current president Exel 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 vice-president, heavy duty engine systems. “We welcome him back to Westport and wish him continued success.”

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