Cummins Westport Appoints Gordon Exel as President

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Cumins Westport

CWI logoCummins Westport Inc. (CWI) has appointed Gordon Exel of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. as President of CWI effective July 8, 2019. Gordon previously held the position of President of CWI in 2014. Bart van Aerle, current CWI President, will be returning to a senior leadership position at Westport Fuel Systems. Read more »

U.S. DOE Recognizes Longtime NGVAmerica Executive Jeff Clarke

| USA: Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica
Jeff Clarke at NTEA 2015

Jeff Clarke presents at 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show

Longtime NGVAmerica Director of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel Jeffrey Clarke was presented with the 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) at its 2019 Annual Merit Review on June 11th. Read more »

NGVAmerica Elects New Officers and Executive Committee Members

| USA: Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

NGVAmerica’ Board of Directors has approved the appointment of new members to its Board to fill recently-created midterm vacancies. Board Officers and Executive Committee members are elected every other year by the Board at its odd-year Annual Meeting and serve two-year terms.  NGVAmerica’s 2019 Annual Meeting is slated for late October in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more »

NGVAmerica Seeks Director of Technology & Sustainability

| USA: Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

NGVAmerica, the 200-member national trade association for the U.S. natural gas vehicle industry, is seeking an exceptional candidate to fill the role of NGVAmerica Seeks Director of Technology & Sustainability. The organization is dedicated to the development of a growing, profitable, and sustainable market for vehicles powered by natural gas or biomethane in on-road and off-road vehicle, rail, and marine applications. Read more »

Change of Leadership at Agility Fuel Solutions

| USA: Costa Mesa CA | Source: Hexagon

Agility logoAgility Fuel Solutions (Agility), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hexagon Composites (Hexagon), has appointed Seung W. Baik as President of the company, effective as of 5 February 2019. Mr. Baik says Agility will continue to target the alternative fuel market for commercial vehicles. Read more »

NGVAmerica Presents 2018 Achievement Awards at Summit

| NGVAmerica

NGVAmerica, the national NGV trade association, honoured seven organizations and individuals at Natural Gas Vehicles for America’s  30th Anniversary Industry Summit and Annual Meeting last week in Palm Springs Ca. Recipients were acknowledged for their contributions toward the advancement of natural gas as a transportation fuel. Read more »

NGVA Europe Appoints New President to Board

| Belgium: Brussels
NGVA Europe Leadership

(L-R) G. Holtmeier, T. Kehler, N. Leclercq, P. Van Deven and A. Gerini.

Philippe van Deven, the General Manager of GNVERT (ENGIE subsidiary in charge of the distribution of alternative fuels) is NGVA Europe’s new President. Previously a Senior Vice-President of NGVA Europe, he takes over from Dr. Gerhard Holtmeier. Also appointed are a new Senior VP and Board Secretary. Read more »

NGV Global Appoints New Chairperson

| USA: Long Beach CA

Brandon Grote, Swagelok and NGV Global ChairNGV Global held its Annual General Meeting this week in Long Beach, California. The Association, now 32 years since inception and representing the interests of all forms of natural gas mobility, welcomed Mr. Brandon Grote of Swagelok as its new Chairperson. Brandon is already known to many in the industry through his long involvement with natural gas technologies.  He replaces Dr. Mike Gallagher, Agility Fuel Solutions, who moves to the position of Past Chair after serving for the maximum term of four years.  Read more »

Van Oord’s LNG-Powered Crane Vessel Launched

| The Netherlands, Rotterdam

Werkendam - Van Oord LNG-powered crane vesselThe Werkendam, Van Oord’s new crane vessel, has been successfully launched in the Waalhaven in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This is the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-powered vessel in the Van Oord fleet. Earlier in January, Pieter van Oord was named ‘Port Man of the Year 2017’ by the Port of Rotterdam. Read more »