New North American Headquarters moves to Boston

BOSTON, MA – September 13, 2016 – Keolis today announced a series of executive-level appointments to support the company’s growth and expansion at both the corporate and business unit level and to reaffirm its commitment to the North American market. The company, a global leader in providing innovative mobility solutions to public transport agencies, also announced that its North American headquarters will be based in Boston.

“Keolis is a leader in providing innovative mobility solutions that create a superior customer experience,” said Keolis North America CEO and President Clement Michel. “These appointments will further strengthen our capabilities as we bring together the experience of our existing teams with the skills and talents of the newest members of the Keolis organization.”

Keolis North America (Corporate)
Candace Tobin, Executive Vice President of Strategy, Business Performance and Risk
Before joining Keolis, Ms. Tobin served as CFO for Cambridge Systematics, Inc., a $60 million management and consulting firm based in Cambridge, MA where she was responsible for planning, implementing and managing all financial and treasury-related activities for the company where she worked on a variety of transportation focused projects. Prior to that, Ms. Tobin was CFO for Boston-based Herzog-Hart Group, and began her career with Deloitte and Touche, working in both Boston and Charlotte, NC.

Robert Anderson, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Safety and Organization
Mr. Anderson brings to his new role more than 15 years of experience in human resources and organizational and change management, most recently serving on the team that helped secure the Yarra Trams contract for Keolis Downer in Melbourne Australia and transformed the business operations. He has worked in senior roles in both business development and HR in the U.K. and Australia.

Delphine Picard, Project Director of Network Strategy
Ms. Picard joined the public transport industry in 2006 at Transdev as a project manager for light rail before becoming Operations Manager of Reims urban transport network in 2009. Acting for the concession company, MARS, Ms. Picard managed the operation of the transport network while the first tramway line was under construction, and prepared the operation phase of this new system.  She was responsible for the design and implementation of the restructured urban network which was launched successfully in April 2011. Most recently, Ms. Picard was with Transamo, a subsidiary of Transdev, as project leader for new light rail project in Paris, acting on behalf of the public transport authority.

Keolis Rail
Gerald Francis, President of Keolis Commuter Services and Vice President of Passenger Rail Experience
Mr. Francis, who has had a distinguished career spanning more than 30 years in public transportation will now be responsible for supporting the growth and improvement of Keolis’ business activities all across the U.S. and Canada. Before being promoted into this new role, he served as General Manager of Keolis Commuter Services which operates the MBTA Commuter Rail system in Boston. He came to Keolis from TASI – Caltrain, where he served as General Manager for Herzog Transit Services. Prior to that, he served as Deputy General Manager for the Washington DC Metropolitan Transit Authority in Washington, DC.

Robert Hinchcliffe, Vice President of Rail Business Development
Mr. Hinchcliffe joined Keolis North America in 2014 as Director of Light Rail with more than two decades of management experience in the engineering design, manufacturing, project management and business development of rail transit systems, and in building strong multi-functional international teams. He began his career with British Rail Engineering and oversaw operations management of field service projects for more than 10 years at CAF USA before becoming the rail services director for North American operations.

Keolis in Boston
Robert T. (R.T.) McCarthy, Chief Safety Officer of Keolis Commuter Services
Mr. McCarthy joins Keolis from the Southern California Regional Rail Authority, where he served as deputy chief operating officer managing the 512-mile commuter railroad serving the Los Angeles metropolitan area. A transportation industry veteran with more 30 years of experience, he began his career with the Southern Pacific/Union Pacific Railroad, and later joined the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), where he served as a special investigator and operating practices investigator. Mr. McCarthy is a certified anti-terrorist specialist and a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

David Scorey, CEO and General Manager, Keolis Commuter Services
Mr. Scorey has more than 30 years of experience in the passenger rail industry, most recently as Managing Director for Southern Railway, one of the largest and most complex railroads in the U.K. with 600,000 passenger journeys each day. Southern is managed by Govia Thameslink Railway, a joint venture between Keolis and Go Ahead. Mr. Scorey will provide day-to-day oversight of the Keolis contract to manage the MBTA Commuter Rail system.

Keolis in Grand River
Ian Cushion, General Manager, Keolis Grand River
Mr. Cushion will lead Keolis’ operation of the Waterloo Kitchener light rail system in Ontario. His career includes management of operations, maintenance, franchising and design across light rail, mainline and heavy-rail. Mr. Cushion previously served as manager of Network Operations for Yarra Trams in Melbourne, where he was accountable for on-road performance, monitoring, reporting and improvement activities of the Yarra Trams network.

Keolis Transit
Ryan Adams, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development, Keolis Transit America
In his role as SVP of Strategic Development, Mr. Adams will assume overall responsibility for the company’s business development activity and performance management systems. For the past three years, Mr. Adams has served as the company’s VP of Strategy and Corporate Development, overseeing efficiency reviews, special projects, and developing the company’s business intelligence platform. In 2015, Mr. Adams completed the Leadership APTA program and was named to Mass Transit Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” in the public transportation industry.  Prior to joining Keolis, Mr. Adams worked for a transit startup company and also spent five years in financial advisory services at PwC.

Bryan Jungwirth, Vice President of Business Development, Keolis Transit America
Mr. Jungwirth is responsible for gaining market intelligence, developing client relationships, and expanding the Keolis brand in the eastern half of U.S. He was most recently the Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations with the Virginia Railway Express (VRE), and previously worked with Valley Metro in Phoenix for more than 25 years, where he held leadership positions in operations, contract management, administration, planning, government relations and communications

Guillaume Varroquier, Vice President of Business Development, Keolis Transit America
Playing a critical role in Keolis’ transit growth strategy, Mr. Varroquier has seven years of global business development and strategy experience with Keolis in Paris, where he most recently served as the Deputy Director of Financial Analysis and Project Risks. Previously, Mr. Varroquier was at KPMG where he worked in fast-paced, strategic project teams.

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