Transdev CEO, Mark Joseph, announced Ken Westbrook was promoted to chairman of its transit division. The promotion is effective Oct. 1, 2014.
Prior to the promotion, Westbrook served as president/COO of the transit division, which operates bus, paratransit, and bus rapid transit contracts with city and county transit authorities, universities and airports. The division includes management and operations of transit contracts in 120 locations, in leading cities such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Seattle, Baltimore, Los Angeles, San Francisco and others, with more than 17,000 employees in the U.S. and English-speaking Canada.
Westbrook has a distinguished career in transit operations. Early in his career, he was GM for Jackson, Miss., and Pensacola, Fla., transit operations as part of ATC, a well-known private-sector operator of transit contracts. In 1999, he was promoted to regional VP, south/central region for ATC. Veolia Transportation (now Transdev) acquired ATC in 2005, and in 2007, he was promoted to VP, eastern Region of the U.S.
Mike Murray was recently promoted to Westbrook’s previous position as president/COO of the company’s transit division.