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Calif.'s AVTA taps new executive director/CEO

Posted on May 24, 2018

Neshati
Neshati

Calif.’s Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) announced that Macy Neshati, currently sr. VP, heavy industries, for BYD Coach and Bus, will become the next executive director/CEO of the transit agency.

Neshati, whose tenure at AVTA will begin June 1, will be taking over for current CEO Len Engel, who is retiring after six years at AVTA and over 40 years in the mass transit industry.

Neshati has over 35 years of experience in the transit industry. As head of BYD America’s Heavy Industries division, Neshati oversaw the rapid growth of the company, and directly managed a factory with more than 700 employees.

Like AVTA, Neshati is personally committed to creating a clean, sustainable future. He recently joined the Board of the California Clean Air Coalition, becoming the only representative from the electric vehicle industry on the board.

“I am honored to be taking the helm of such a forward-thinking agency that is charting a new future for sustainable transportation,” said Neshati. “I look forward to serving the great people of the Antelope Valley.”

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