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Westport Innovations announces new Chairman

Westport Innovations (NASDAQ:WPRT) has elected Jill Bodkin as new Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Former Chairman, John Beaulieu, will remain on the board as a director and will be given the title of "Chairman Emeritus."

Joseph Caron, who previously served on Westport's Advisory Board, has now been appointed to the Board of Directors.

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  • stuff2gil
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    Long on this stock. Maybe a shake up will stir the pot. $20-$25 stock in less than 12 months so it's time to buy.
    15 Aug 2014, 09:49 AM Reply Like
  • User 13494822
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    They doing everything right. I hold an over-weighted long position and adding more soon!
    The longer the wait the sweeter the outcome.
    15 Aug 2014, 12:18 PM Reply Like
  • asylum152
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    Being long WPRT has been painful. But I believe in the their product and see it quietly being adapted into bus and truck fleets. If the current administration would do the right thing for the country and offer tax credits for conversion to nat.gas get ready for this stock to soar.
    16 Aug 2014, 11:31 AM Reply Like
  • SWG1
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    Completely underwhelmed. Unfortunately, I read a glowing article about Westport one year ago and part large number of shares at $28. Now we are in the $14s and how does Westport respond? By promoting an existing Board member to take over as Chairman. Jill seems like nice lady, but also stretched with her other board positions and charitable work. Besides, why promote the head of HR to Chairman position? Company needs serious re-tooling, not HR guidance from already failed leadership team.
    16 Aug 2014, 11:37 AM Reply Like
  • malc9141
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    SW1 says: "Company needs serious re-tooling, not HR guidance from already failed leadership team."


    I couldn't have put it better myself.


    I don't know how it manages to use up so much cash on a rather ordinary product. By ordinary, I mean if you compare it to the sort of thing Delphi has been doing every day for years. Not to mention FIAT and Bosch.
    17 Aug 2014, 03:33 AM Reply Like
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