Clean Diesel restructures leadership

Stamford, CT-based Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc., a developer of chemical and technological solutions to reduce engine emissions, has announced extensive management changes

Stamford, CT-based Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc., a developer of chemical and technological solutions to reduce engine emissions, has announced extensive management changes.

Dr. Bernhard Steiner, CEO, has been appointed to the additional post of president. Dr. Walter Copan, formerly vp & CTO, will now serve as executive vp of North American Operations in addition to his worldwide technology responsibilities. North American sales, marketing and engineering will report to Copan. Glen Reid remains vp of sales & marketing.

David Whitwell, CFO, has been named both CFO and senior vp of administration, with global responsibility for material management, distribution and human resources in addition to finance and accounting for both the North American and international operations.

Tim Rogers, formerly vp of International, is now executive vp of International Operations, responsible for sales and marketing in Europe and Asia.

Rogers, Copan and Whitwell will all continue to report to Steiner.

In addition, Clean Diesel announced it has released James M. Valentine from employment as president & COO effective immediately. The firm noted that Valentine had also resigned as a director of the company.

According to Steiner, the separation between Clean Diesel and Valentine was amicable and Valentine had left to pursue other interests. “Mr. Valentine has made many contributions during his years of service to Clean Diesel; we thank him for his role in developing its technologies and the management, and the Board and the Company wish Jim well as he pursues new opportunities,” said Steiner.

“We are very optimistic about our 2006 opportunities in the United States, Europe and Asia,” Steiner continued. “Funding for retrofit emission programs is moving forward in the marketplace and our Platinum Plus fuel-borne catalyst, ARIS 2000 selective catalyst reduction, wire-mesh diesel particulate filter and EGR-SCR technologies are rapidly gaining recognition and acceptance with regulators, fuel distributors, vehicle manufacturers and tier-one automotive supply companies.”

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