World CNG Announces Additions to its Board of Directors
Kent, WA –(January 3, 2013)– World CNG, a company specializing in alternative fuel vehicle technology, today announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors – Kirt Montague, Chief Executive Officer of Plum Energy LLC; Steve Polski, Senior Manager of Corporate Responsibility at Cargill Inc.; and Eric Rottier, Chief Executive Officer of Taylor-Wharton International LLC. The new appointments will bring the total number of board members to five as they join Garret Alpers, World CNG’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Neil Arntz, the Principal of Arntz Securities Trading Group.
Alpers stated: “The addition of these three experienced business leaders to World CNG’s Board will undoubtedly provide our executives and management team with new insight and perspectives related to the rapidly growing natural gas vehicle industry.” He added: “I am confident that World CNG’s customers, employees, and shareholders will benefit from the ideas and expertise of these new directors, and I look forward to working with them as we continue to expand our product line and pursue the exciting opportunities in front of us.”
About Kirt Montague
Mr. Montague is the CEO of Plum Energy LLC, a Washington state-based company focused on the development of small-scale LNG value chains to facilitate the increased use of natural gas in the industrial and transportation markets. Previously, Mr. Montague was the CEO and board member of Prometheus Energy Group, Inc., a vertically integrated energy company he founded in 2003 and led through the sale of a majority interest to the Shell Technology Venture Fund in 2010. Before forming Prometheus, Mr. Montague was a managing shareholder of Romero Montague, P.S., a business law firm in Bellevue, Washington. In addition to his service on World CNG’s board, Mr. Montague is the chairman of the boards of the Washington Clean Technology Alliance and of Gaseous Fuel Systems Corp. in Weston, Florida. He is also a member of the board of Water Tectonics Inc. located in Everett, Washington. Mr. Montague, who is based in Seattle, has a law degree from the University of Michigan and a degree in Business Management and Finance from Brigham Young University.
About Steve Polski
Mr. Polski is the Senior Manager of Corporate Responsibility for Cargill Inc. In that role, he is responsible for Cargill’s development and deployment of a Responsible Supply Chains Strategy, which focuses on managing environmental and social risks, as well as creating value in global diverse operations and supply chains, including energy and agriculture. Prior to joining Cargill, Mr. Polski spent nine years with the Andersen Corporation leading its transportation and fleet functions. Mr. Polski also worked for several years in a variety of leadership positions in the transportation and third-party logistics segments. In addition to his service on World CNG’s board, Mr. Polski recently accepted a board role for Dakota Communities, which provides residency and care for mentally and physically disabled adults. Mr. Polski, who is based in Minneapolis, has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Saint Thomas.
About Eric Rottier
Mr. Rottier is the CEO and member of the board of directors at Taylor-Wharton International LLC, one of the world’s leading technology, service, and manufacturing network for gas applications. Prior to joining Taylor-Wharton International, Mr. Rottier held various senior positions at Minnesota Valley Engineering Inc., and was the President and COO of Chart Asia Inc. More recently, Mr. Rottier worked as an Operating Partner for Black River Asset Management’s LNG Fund, New Path Energy Capital LLC, helping to assess investment opportunities in the sector. Mr. Rottier, who is based in Minneapolis, has a master’s degree in Manufacturing and Systems Engineering from the University of St. Thomas, and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
About World CNG
Escalating economic and environmental costs of transportation fuels affect businesses and municipalities of all sizes, but especially those with fleets of vehicles that consume thousands of gallons of fuel every year. World CNG’s mission is to provide these fleets with vehicles that save money on fuel and maintenance costs and produce significantly fewer harmful emissions than conventional gasoline or diesel vehicles. World CNG specializes in the aftermarket conversion of light- and medium-duty passenger and cargo vehicles to use compressed natural gas instead of conventional gasoline or diesel. With over 25 years of experience in the development, fabrication, and installation of alternative fuel systems, World CNG is a well-established leader in the alternative fuel vehicles industry. Catering primarily to public and private fleets and transit and paratransit groups, World CNG’s product line covers the entire spectrum of fleet vehicles.
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