As Director of Manufacturing for Pacific Insight Electronics, Mr. Mann has responsibility for operations at the Nelson, BC facility.
Mr. Mann attended Law School at the University of Detroit, receiving his Juris Doctor in 1980. During the course of his legal studies Mann began his career in the Automotive Industry in the development of prototype and custom vehicles for aftermarket applications.
In 1982 Doug left the aftermarket industry and began a career path serving the needs of the OEM Automakers in the development of special vehicle engineering and conversion programs. Mann’s reputation in special vehicle manufacturing led him to join the TDM companies as Sr. Vice President of the vehicle conversions group and founding partner in TDM World Conversions in 1989. Doug’s responsibilities with TDM included executive management roles in the following areas: Product Engineering; Program Management; Quality Assurance; Testing and Validation; Business Development; Sales, and Marketing; Manufacturing Operations; Legal/Contracts; and Acquisitions/Mergers.
During the course of 33 years in OEM vehicle manufacturing, Mann launched and directed operations for 18 manufacturing plants throughout North America, producing over 500,000 vehicles and $950 million in sales.
Seeing an opportunity to be a part of a dynamic, progressive organization focused on development and production of alternative fuel technologies, Mann moved over to Westport Fuel Systems in November 2011 as Director of Manufacturing. His duties at Westport include manufacturing engineering; assembly plant design; facilities launch and manufacturing operations. Doug was responsible for the design, launch and management of the Westport Integration Centers in Louisville, Kentucky and Windsor, Ontario, Canada, providing state of the art final assembly services for Ford light duty trucks.
When he is not working, Doug enjoys golf and sustains his lifelong passion for music as front man for local classic rock groups, performing for local clubs and events. He and his wife Brenda, also enjoy travelling the continent on their Harley Davidson motorcycles with a group of fellow enthusiasts.