At its recent Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting in Atlanta, NGVAmerica elected new officers to oversee the organization’s operation from Fall 2019 through Fall 2021:

  • President: Daniel Gage, NGVAmerica
  • Chair: Jim Arthurs, Executive Vice President, Westport Fuel Systems
  • Vice Chair: Jack Schimenti, Executive Vice President, Hexagon
  • Treasurer: Alan Garcia, Senior Director, Customer Acquisition, NW Natural
  • Secretary: Jeffrey Clarke, NGVAmerica
  • General Counsel: Jeffrey Clarke, NGVAmerica
  • Past Chair: Mitchell Pratt, Chief Operating Officer, Clean Energy

In addition, Waste Management Corporate Fleet Director Marty Tufte was elected to a two-year term as an at-large member of NGVAmerica’s Executive Committee, joining the aforementioned group as a member of NGVAmerica’s management team.

NGVAmerica’s new Chair, Jim Arthurs, is Executive Vice President of Westport Fuel Systems.  Arthurs joined Westport Fuel Systems in 2011 and has overseen the development of Westport’s heavy-duty engine and fuel system technologies, including the Westport HPDI system.   He is currently responsible for Westport Fuel Systems’ strategy and corporate development activities.

Arthurs is also a member of the Board of Directors of Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture company owned equally by Cummins Inc. and Westport Fuel Systems that designs, engineers and markets spark-ignited natural gas engines for medium- and heavy-duty transportation applications.  Previously, Mr. Arthurs was President of Cummins Westport Inc. from 2012 to 2013 and led the development of the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine.  Prior to that, he was Vice President, Cryogenic Systems and Vice President, Operations for Westport.