Ms. Hamberg joined Westport Innovations in 2001 and was appointed Vice President in 2012. Westport engineers the world’s most advanced natural gas engines and vehicles. Karen’s current portfolio includes Corporate Strategy, Competitive and Market Intelligence, Sustainability, Regulatory Affairs and Policy.
Karen has recently completed a secondment to the National Petroleum Council’s Advancing Technology for America’s Transportation Fuels Study for the U.S. Department of Energy. The Study delivers a report of fuel and vehicle prospects through 2050. It addresses fuel demand, supply, infrastructure and technology in the context of U.S. objectives to protect the environment, promote economic growth and competiveness and support energy security.
Ms. Hamberg holds a Master of Arts degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandon University in Brandon, Manitoba. Karen is on the Board of Directors of Calstart in Pasadena, California, an organization dedicated to the growth of a clean transportation technologies industry and the Van Horne Institute at the University of Calgary. She is also a member of the United Way of the Lower Mainland Campaign Cabinet for 2013-2014.