She’s a Veteran of Kleiner Perkins and Harvest Power
Agility Fuel Systems today named Kathleen Ligocki as CEO effective December 3.
“With an impressive background in the automotive industry and entrepreneurial technology firms, as well as prior CEO experience at a variety of companies, we believe that Kathleen is uniquely qualified to lead Agility to the next level,” Agility chairman Mike Gallagher said in a release.
“We are delighted to welcome her as CEO, and we would also like to thank Bill Nowicke for leading the company through this important transition period,” he said.
Prior to joining Agility, Ligocki served as the CEO of Harvest Power, a organics management solutions company. Previously, she was an operating partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a Silicon Valley venture capital provider, collaborating with the firm’s green tech ventures on strategic challenges, scaling operations and commercialization.
“The continued innovation in Agility’s natural gas fuel systems and a brand new, vertically integrated production facility in North Carolina will position the company to continue serving its expanding base of fleet and OEM customers,” Ligocki says in the appointment announcement.
“Our newest designs and integrated manufacturing model will offer the highest quality, most cost effective natural gas fuel systems available to the heavy duty truck and bus markets. I look forward to joining the Agility team as we continue to lead the way in adoption of a cleaner fuel in natural gas across the transportation industry.”
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Ligocki has also served as CEO at Tower Automotive, a Fortune 1000 global automotive supplier, Next Autoworks, an auto company with a unique low-cost business model, and GS Motors, a Mexico City-based auto retailer owned by Grupo Salinas, a large Mexican conglomerate.
Ms. Ligocki has also held executive positions at Ford and United Technologies where she led operations in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Russia. She began her industrial career at General Motors.
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