McDonald Transit Associates Inc. today announced the appointment of Blaine Rigler as the president of McDonald Transit, providing management services at 32 locations in 17 states across the U.S.
Rigler will begin serving as president effective immediately as he replaces Ken Fischer, sr. VP, business development, who has been serving as interim president of McDonald Transit since the retirement of Robert (Bob) Babbitt in October. Rigler will also take on the role of VP of Bus for RATP Dev America, the parent company of McDonald Transit.
With over 25 years of experience in leadership and operations management roles, Rigler’s expertise encompasses sales and marketing leadership, international business, operations, and technology systems innovation. Prior to McDonald Transit, Rigler served as sr. VP-Global Solutions at Iron Mountain Inc., an S&P 500 company employing almost 17,000 professionals in over 1,000 facilities across 36 countries.
Additionally, Laurence Batlle, the company’s current head of Business Unit Operations in the Americas and Africa, will be taking over the reins as RATP Dev CEO from Francois-Xavier Perin who will be officially retiring in January 2017.