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Westport Appoints Rodney Nunn to Board of Directors


Westport Innovations announced that Rodney (Rod) Nunn, President and CEO of KSR International (KSR)—a leading Tier One automotive supplier—has been appointed to Westport’s Board of Directors as part of a nomination agreement between Westport and certain entities affiliated with Westport’s largest shareholder, Kevin Douglas. In connection with Westport’s entry into the nominating agreement, Jill Bodkin, one of Westport’s current directors, has agreed to step down from the Westport Board.

“Rod joins us at an exciting time and his depth of automotive parts manufacturing experience will provide additional strength to our Board,” said Warren Baker, Chairman of the Board. “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jill for her years of commitment and the energy that she brought to Westport as a director from 2008 to 2016.”

Rod served as President and Chief Executive Officer of KSR from 1976 to 2011 and from November 2015 until present. KSR’s production facilities are strategically located globally on four continents, and the company is a vertically integrated manufacturing company located near its customers to provide quick response, cost containment and local expertise. Executive and engineering offices are headquartered in Ridgetown, Ontario, and sales are in Southfield, Michigan. Rod graduated from Technical College in England in 1963 with a U.E.I. and City of Guilds Certificate in Industrial Engineering.