Jim Arthurs, former vice president, Westport Cryogenic Systems, is the new president of Cummins Westport.

Prior to joining Westport in 2011, Arthurs was a managing partner and co-founder of i3 Transition Partners LLP, a management consulting firm that specializes in business assessments and helping companies plan for and implement strategic change.

Arthurs has worked with several companies as an operations executive, including Integrated Paving Concepts, an industrial technology company; MacMillan Bloedel, in the building materials distribution business; and The Loewen Group.

In addition, he was managing director of operations for the Jim Pattison Group, one of Canada's largest privately held companies. Arthurs spent the first 16 years of his career with IBM in a wide range of sales and management positions. He is a director and chairman of the Audit Committee of Western Forest Products, one of British Columbia's largest forest products companies and holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Calgary.

"Jim brings a diversified background of strategy and operations leadership experience which will be key elements to the ongoing success of Cummins Westport," says Ed Pence, Cummins vice president and general manager, Heavy Duty Engine Business and chairman of Cummins Westport.