Ake Brings Years of Industry Experience and Leadership to Growing Keolis Team

LOS ANGELES – Keolis Transit America is proud to announce the hire of Michael Ake as Senior Vice President, East Region. With its rapid growth and expansion throughout the country, Keolis continues to strengthen its transit leadership team. As Senior Vice President, East Region, Ake will be responsible for all operational aspects for our Eastern properties as well as overseeing the Business Development for the Region.

“We are very excited to have Mike join the Keolis team and oversee the East Region,” said COO Steve Shaw. “His expertise will be highly beneficial as we strive to bring the best possible resources and support into the region. We are confident that his experience and leadership will help us further develop and prepare for substantial growth in the Eastern US market.”

Ake has over 20 years of experience in the transportation industry and a strong record of success in safety, operations, client relations and profitable growth. He served as a Captain in the US Air Force for 10 years and was involved in multiple combat missions, including Desert Storm. Following his years of service in the military, he worked for Greyhound Lines for 12 years as District Manager of Operations and National Operations Manager.

For the last 8 years, Ake has worked for Veolia Transportation, serving in capacities including General Manager in Toronto, Canada and Area Vice President for the Northeast Region of North America before being promoted to fill the role of Regional Vice President for the Southeastern US.

About Keolis
Keolis is a global leader in the passenger transportation industry, operating systems in over 15 countries including North America. The largest light rail operator in the world, Keolis transports 2.5 billion passengers a year via trains, buses, shuttles and taxis, and also provides fleet management and maintenance, logistics and routing services. Learn more about how Keolis and our 55,000 employees are always “Thinking Like A Passenger” at

For Further Information Contact:
Leslie Aun
Director of Communications, Keolis North America
(703) 517-4550