May 7, 2012

The Driver’s Seat Twitter Campaign - Nick Sonntag

As mentioned, Westporters are taking turns in The Driver's Seat of our twitter account (@WestportDotCom). Here's a little more information about our first contributor, Nick Sonntag.

Nick Sonntag

Based in: Lyon, France
Fuel: Thai food
Coolant: thé, s’il vous plait

Travelling the globe for Westport, Nick brings a leadership perspective as the first employee contributor in The Driver’s Seat of Westport’s Twitter account. Nick is based in Lyon, France; he is President of Westport Europe and Asia and is responsible for the growth and development of Westport's emerging OEM global partnerships. Read his full official bio at Nick enjoys the challenge to change the world’s use of energy that his work at Westport brings. Working with people is a pleasure for him, and anyone who knows Nick will tell you it’s definitely one of his strengths.

“I have been working internationally more or less for the last twenty years,” says Nick, a Canadian. “I really enjoy working with teams and have always wanted to feel whatever I do is making a difference. Thus, I have had a career-long dedication to work that in one way or another embraces sustainability and societal change.”
Bringing an inclusive, diplomatic and friendly attitude with him wherever he goes, when Nick is not negotiating partnerships with global automotive manufacturers for Westport, he would rather be: golfing or walking in Southern France, Gibsons, British Columbia or Greece.

Clearly short on time due to business and travel, Nick says watching movies is a guilty pleasure! When asked who he would choose to have dinner with, alive or dead, real or fictional, Nick claims Einstein has been a hero of his ever since high school, inspiring – at least in part – Nick’s undergrad degree in engineering physics. Evidently, they would be eating Thai food, Nick’s favourite cuisine…

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