VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (“Westport Fuel Systems“or the”Society”) (TSX:WPRT / Nasdaq:WPRT) today announced the appointment of Philip Hodge to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective January 25, 2022.
“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Hodge to the Westport Fuel Systems Board of Directors,” said Daniel Hancock, Chairman of the Board. “Phil brings a wealth of experience to the company as a public company executive, officer and director with over 30 years of professional experience spanning corporate legal practice, international business, investment banking and mergers and purchases. He also has a strong background in alternative energy technologies through his previous experience at Westport Innovations Inc. as a director of the board from 2012 to 2016 and his roles leading the China business unit and of the legal function earlier in his career.
Mr. Hodge is the founder and current President, CEO and Director of Pine Cliff Energy (TSX: PNE), a TSX-listed junior oil and gas company, since 2012. He also currently serves on the board of administration of Explorers and Producers Association of Canada.
Prior to Pine Cliff Energy, Mr. Hodge served as Vice President of Business Development, Acquisitions and Divestitures at Penn West Exploration, one of North America’s largest conventional oil and gas producers. Mr. Hodge was Managing Director of Mackie Research Capital Corporation and JF Mackie & Co., Calgary-based investment banks. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Hodge was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Westport Innovations Inc., where he was responsible for legal, corporate governance, strategic partnership and corporate development functions, as well as formation and growth of the company’s business in China. Prior to 2000, Mr. Hodge was a partner at Bennett Jones LLP, a national Canadian law firm, practicing in that firm’s securities and mergers and acquisitions teams in its Calgary office.
About Westport Fuel Systems
Westport Fuel Systems is at the forefront of innovation to power a cleaner future. The company is a leading supplier of advanced fuel delivery components and systems for clean, low-carbon fuels such as natural gas, renewable natural gas, propane and hydrogen for the global automotive industry. Westport Fuel Systems’ technology delivers the performance and fuel efficiency required by transportation applications and the environmental benefits that meet the challenges of climate change and urban air quality. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with operations in Europe, Asia, North America and South America, the company serves customers in more than 70 countries with leading global transportation brands. For more information, visit www.wfsinc.com.
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