Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. has announced the appointment of 38-year automotive industry veteran Troy A. Clarke, 56, to the board of directors. Clarke has been named a member of the compensation committee. The board will now have eight members.
"Troy's wide range of experience in international automotive OEM manufacturing and marketing will be a valuable resource as we execute our global growth strategy," said Mariano Costamagna, chief executive officer of Fuel Systems Solutions. "We are focused on building our North American automotive operations and leveraging our local presence and investments in key developing markets in Asia and Latin America. We look forward to utilizing Troy's background in these areas and are excited to welcome him to our board."
"The global market for alternative fuel vehicles is growing rapidly," Clarke said. "I am excited to join the board and welcome this opportunity to contribute to the company's future success."
Clarke is president of Navistar Asia Pacific and Strategic Initiatives, which includes truck and diesel joint ventures in China and India and developing alternative growth strategies. Navistar International Corporation is a multi-billion, Fortune 300 company, whose individual business units provide integrated and best-in-class transportation solutions. Prior to Navistar, Clarke held a variety of leadership positions at General Motors Company (GM) where he began his career in 1973, including: Group VP – President GM North America from 2006 to 2009; Group VP – President GM Asian Pacific from 2004 to 2006; Group VP – Manufacturing and Labor Relations from 2001 to 2004; Corporate VP – President GM Mexico from 1998 to 2001. Clarke holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the General Motors Institute and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.
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