People: Westport Innovations Inc (WPRT.O)
21 Nov 2014
Mr. David R. Demers is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Westport Innovations Inc. He is a founder of Westport and has been Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors since the Corporation was formed in March of 1995. Overseeing the formation of Westport and its growth from five people to over 1,000 and the continuous evolution of the natural gas vehicle market, Mr. Demers brings an entrepreneurial spirit and an unmatched drive to make Westport’s technology and company a global success. Mr. Demers holds a Bachelor of Science (Physics) degree and a Juris Doctor (Law), both from the University of Saskatchewan. Mr. Demers started his career at IBM Canada and has been involved in the formation and growth of several successful technology companies. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Primero Mining Corp. (NYSE:PPP) and ECRI, a private software company.
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