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David R. Demers is a founder of Westport and has been Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board since the company was formed in March of 1995. Mr. Demers obtained a Bachelor of Physics degree in 1976 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1978, both from the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Demers is also a member of the board of directors of Primero Mining Corp.
William (Bill) E. Larkin joined Westport in February 2010 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Larkin served as Chief Financial Officer of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. (FSYS) from May 2008 to May 2009 and as a consultant through September 2009. Mr. Larkin served as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of FSYS from November 2006 to May 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Larkin served as Director of Financial Reporting at Standard Pacific Corp and as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP, based in Los Angeles. Prior to joining Westport, Mr. Larkin served as Interim Chief Financial Officer for DDi Corp., a publicly listed manufacturer of circuit boards, beginning October 2009. Mr. Larkin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Southern California and is a Certified Public Accountant. As of February 19, 2012 Mr. Larkin joined the board of directors of CWI.
Ian J. Scott is Executive Vice President at Westport, and has oversight of Westport's market development activities in North America. Mr. Scott joined Westport in 2001 and was appointed Director, Strategy and New Business Development in 2003. In 2006, he was promoted to the position of Vice President, Emerging Markets and Business Development, where he was responsible for Westport's new initiatives outside of the core Cummins Westport and Heavy-Duty HPDI business units. In 2007, Mr. Scott was appointed President of Juniper Engines Inc., a newly formed joint venture between Westport and OMVL SpA, focused on light duty LPG and CNG engine solutions. In 2010, Westport acquired OMVL and Juniper became a 100% subsidiary of Westport. In July 2011, Westport acquired Emer SpA, bringing full CNG and LPG tank-to-engine capabilities to Westport. Mr. Scott has more than 20 years of global energy and alternative fuels management and engineering experience. Prior to joining Westport, Mr. Scott held positions with Amoco and Schlumberger in Canada, Europe and Africa. He earned Bachelor of Applied Science (Geological Engineering) and Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management) degrees from the University of British Columbia.
Nicholas C. Sonntag is Executive Vice President at Westport and President, Westport Asia, and leads market development activities in Asia. He joined Westport in October 2006 and is responsible for the growth and development of Westport's emerging OEM global partnerships. Mr. Sonntag is also President Westport Asia and is responsible for growing the company's business and developing opportunities in those regions. Mr. Sonntag is also a Director of Westport's JV with Weichai. Prior to joining Westport, Mr. Sonntag served as President of CH2M HILL's operations in Greater China, working on sustainable infrastructure and industrial development across China and Hong Kong. Prior to his time in China, Mr. Sonntag was President of CH2M HILL's operations in Canada. Mr. Sonntag has held senior executive positions with the Stockholm Environment Institute, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development. His memberships and board positions include: Royal Roads School of Environment & Sustainability; Environmental Forum of the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing; Environmental Management College of China; the International Center for Sustainable Cities; and China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development. Mr. Sonntag obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics and a Master of Science, Business Administration degree from the University of British Columbia.
Elaine A. Wong is currently Executive Vice President at Westport and leads market development activities in Europe. She has previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer. She joined Westport in September 2001 as Director, Corporate Performance, responsible for the Company's financial planning and analysis, and as Director of Finance for CWI, before becoming Chief Financial Officer in 2003. Until February 19, 2012 Ms. Wong also served as a Director of CWI. She also served from 2002 to 2009 as Westport's representative on the board of directors of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility, a non-profit, national membership organisation of Canadian companies who have made a commitment to operate in a socially, environmentally, and financially responsible manner and is currently a director and Treasurer for the David Suzuki Foundation. Prior to joining Westport, Ms. Wong was the Director of Corporate Performance for TELUS Enterprise Solutions, an information technology company with offices across Canada and in Asia, where she was involved in strategy, planning, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate development projects. Ms. Wong has her Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) designations, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with Honours from the University of British Columbia.