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ANTHONY C. LOCICERO

Presently on location in St. Cloud, MN

Email: tonyl@tonyl.com
Website: www.tonyl.com
Cell Phone: 281-731-2725

Education

•MCC - Liberal Arts - Science
•Rochester Institute of Technology - Physics Major
•RADA - Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship - included five years of both classroom and on the job training at Lou Holtz Buick.
•Numerous programs in management, administration, sales, technical and creative writing, Quality Circles, team building, technical specialties such as electrical, air conditioning, LNG, automated vehicle maintenance/information systems, labor relations, time management, job safety, Hazmat, affirmative action, environmental protection, taxes, and others.  Extensive computer training including web development technologies and programming in multiple languages on OSX, Windows, and Linux.

Mechanical Training

•Pilot Ignition Natural Gas Engine Troubleshooting & Repair
•Spectrum Fire Protection Suppression System Troubleshooting & Repair
•Thermo King Troubleshooting & Repair
•Transmission Troubleshooting & Repair
•Lift-U and Ricon lift Training
•Mobile Gas Detection Systems Troubleshooting & Repair
•Applied Electrical Systems Troubleshooting & Repair
•New Flyer Air Systems Troubleshooting & Repair
•Detroit and Cummins Diesel Engines Troubleshooting & Repair
•Propane and Gasoline Engine Troubleshooting & Repair
•Bus body repair & welding, front-end alignment & steering, drive systems, and engine maintenance.
•Advanced vehicle technologies such as J1939, Vansco, IO systems, Allen-Bradley, Clever Devices, Smartire, Geoguidance, E-stroke and many others.
•Fire suppression systems training
•Many other related training segments

Key Qualifications

I possess a thorough understanding of both technical and managerial requirements and techniques, including labor management, vehicle engineering and specification, information management, ISO compliance, inventory control, budget planning and control, labor relations, quality assurance, preventive maintenance practices and implementation, and production planning and implementation. Have an exceptional ability in the area of labor management and implementation of practices and procedures to set, meet and exceed production goals and quality requirements and to attract, train, motivate, and retain personnel.  Have very extensive computer skills, both hardware and software, including programming, web development and database management.  I have been responsible for on-site engineering review, construction and specifications compliance, inspection, documentation, correspondence, and budget compliance for many vehicle projects.

Employment History

PB Americas – www.pbworld.com
Fleet & Facilities Division, PB Transit & Rail Systems, Inc. 

2000 - Present

Title: Technical Specialist

In chronological sequence starting from present:

2009-Present

 

•FCDOT - Fairfax Virginia – Production of  a 31-bus order for diesel fueled NFA 40’ low floor buses. (St. Cloud, MN)  Performing oversight management and on site inspections. (St. Cloud, MN)

• CTA - Chicago Transit Authority - main production of New Flyer heavy-duty, 60’ low floor, hybrid – 14 additional buses. Performing oversight management and on site inspections. (St. Cloud, MN)

• CTA - Chicago Transit Authority - main production of New Flyer heavy-duty, 60’ low floor, hybrid – 58 buses. Performing oversight management and on site inspections. Developed and administered an on-line (secure web site) reporting system to assist with the communications for this build. (St. Cloud, MN)

• DART - Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority - Within the time frame of November/December 2008 DART lost both their day shift and night shift maintenance supervisors. PB was contracted to provide DART with a qualified person to act in the role of Maintenance Supervisor for a three month period. I directed the shop floor. I supervised technicians repairing buses and performing preventative maintenance. I implemented wheel chair lift rebuild and other specialized PM programs. I trained supervision and mechanics in the use of the new CMMS (Fleet Focus - Maximus) system implemented during my tenure. I supervised the servicing and cleaning of all buses prior to parking in the barns for use the next day. I trained both of the replacement supervisors. (Des Moines, IA)

2007- 2009:

 

•FCDOT - Fairfax Virginia – Incoming inspection of a 26-bus order for the first Orion VII 30’ low floor buses and equipped with diesel low emission Cummins ISL engines.
•Fairfax Virginia – FCDOT – Technical liaison/auditor for Fairfax County to audit privatized operators of the Fairfax Connector.  FCDOT contracts for the operation of their bus system with private corporations.  The county owns the buses and facilities but contracts for operations and maintenance of their buses.  There is a need for oversight to insure that there is adherence by the contractors to all requirements of these contracts.  Fairfax has two transit garages and a third facility is under construction.  This task encompasses oversight of manning, vehicle condition and QA compliance, operation cost adherence to contract, service delivery and other relevant items and is a very hands-on position. FCDOT has already extended the period of this contract twice.
•FCDOT - Fairfax Virginia – Inspector for a 16-bus order for diesel fueled NFA 35’ low floor buses equipped with the first 2007 low emission Cummins ISL engines produced by New Flyer.
•FCDOT - Fairfax Virginia – Inspector for a 52-bus order for diesel fueled NFA 40’ low floor buses equipped with the first 2007 low emission Cummins ISL engines produced by New Flyer.

2005-2007:

(We completed this very large bus order with all options exercised and are continuing with another substantial order at this time)
•CTA - Chicago Transit Authority - main production of New Flyer heavy-duty, 40’ low floor, stainless steel framed – 185 buses with options up to 1100+ buses - 5-year order with options. Performing oversight management and on site inspections. Developed and administered an on-line (secure web site) reporting system to assist with the communications for this build. CTA is known as a very demanding customer. CTA has exercised all options and builds are ongoing with the addition of extra articulated buses and hybrids.
•CTA - Chicago Transit Authority - main production of New Flyer heavy-duty, 40’ low floor, stainless steel framed – 265 buses with options up to 1100+ buses - 5-year order with options. Performing oversight management and on site inspections. Developed and administered an on-line (secure web site) reporting system to assist with the communications for this build.
•CTA - Chicago Transit Authority - 40’ low floor pilot for New Flyer 1100+ bus, 5-year order. These are extremely high tech buses with all of the bells and whistles known to the transportation industry. This was the first stainless steel production model delivered by New Flyer and was equipped with a Cummins ISM engine. All subsystems are J-1939 compliant and communicate. Performed the oversight management and supervised, and performed, on site inspections. Developed and administered an on-line (secure web site) reporting system to assist with the communications for this build.
•Baltimore MTA - Rolling Stock Engineering – Oversight and on site inspection of structural corrections to 100 stainless steel buses produced by Neoplan. Developed and administered an on-line (secure web site) reporting system to assist with the communications for this build.
•Acquisition Audits - Evaluation of bus operations in Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix, Saint Louis – evaluations of bus maintenance facilities and rolling stock.

2004-2005:

•Charlotte Area Transit System, CATS - Charlotte, North Carolina – Inspector for 30 diesel powered Gillig buses including eight 40’ high floor buses, twenty-one 40’ low floor models and one 29’ diesel, particulate trap equipped bus.
•Marietta, Georgia – CCT – Inspector for an 8-bus order for diesel fueled NFA 40’ low floor buses.
•Marietta, Georgia – CCT – Inspector for a 20-bus order for diesel fueled NFA 40’ low floor buses.
•Charlotte Area Transit System, CATS - Charlotte, North Carolina – Developed move in schedule and startup plan and assisted CATS with dividing their resources, and with their move into a second, new, facility. Tracked all processes and coordinated the project using state of the art on-line information tools.
•MDOT – State of Maryland – Assessment of fleet maintenance and personnel at State DOT Garages, Port Authority, Motor Vehicle Department, and Airports. Also evaluated the role played by the Maximo automated information system.
•Fairfax County - Assessment of fleet condition and a complete emissions analysis of all buses.

2003-2004:

•Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority – LACMTA – Inspector for a 20-bus order of CNG-fueled NABI Composition low-floor buses, the first built by NABI.
•Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority – MBTA – On line Inspections - CNG NABI

2002-2003:

•NYCDOT – On site fleet assessment of 1300 heavy-duty buses operated by seven private contractors for the New York City Department of Transportation. Acted as on site Manager of a large inspection crew. Our efforts led to the absorption of these private contractor operations into the MTA Metro system.
•AVTA – Bus Turnover Audit
•Acuson (Siemens) – Fleet application assessment.

2000-2002:

•Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority – LACMTA – Lead Inspector for a 370-bus order of CNG-fueled NABI low-floor buses.
•Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority – LACMTA – Lead Inspector for a 223-bus order of CNG-fueled New Flyer low-floor buses.
•OCTA – Inspection of LNG systems installed at NABI.

1996-2000:

Independent Consultant working primarily PB contracts.

Responsible for the quality assurance for the following projects.

•City of Phoenix – On-line inspection, quality assurance and Buy America services for procurement of para-transit buses.
•RPTA – Phoenix, AZ - On-line inspection, quality assurance and Buy America services for procurement of para-transit buses.
•Delaware Transit - Wilmington, Delaware - on-line inspection services for 35 Champion coaches at Champion in Imlay City, Michigan.
•Delaware Transit - Wilmington, Delaware - on-line inspection services for 45 Cutaway transit vehicles at Supreme Coach in Goshen, Indiana

Previous Experience

1981 – 1995 

Metropolitan Transit Authority, Houston, TX.

1981-1982: Foreman – Sharpstown facility

1982-1984: General Foreman – Opened new Polk facility as General Foreman and promoted to Superintendent

1985 – 1989 - Opened new Hiram Clarke facility – Superintendent.

1989 – 1992 – Opened West facility – Superintendent

1992-1995 – Northwest Facility - Superintendent

Responsibilities involved all aspects of providing reliable, safe, clean, efficient and progressive transit services to the citizens of the Greater Houston area. I played a principle role in transforming what was in early 1981 the laughing stock of Houston and Transit - major unfavorable press daily, both in Houston and nationally - into one of the most effective, efficient, authoritative transit systems in the country.

Metro ran 1200 transit buses over 60,000,000 miles a year at that time and has a substantial support fleet. I was involved in the conceptualization, building, stocking, staffing, and running, of a majority of the Metro 24 hour-7 day bus facilities. Complete responsibility for inventory (equipment, parts and vehicles), staff, safety, training, buildings & grounds, budget, vehicle and building maintenance, varied manual and computer information systems (Project Manager for VMS system design and implementation) and utilities.

I performed direct hands-on supervision and training of 75-150 mechanics and cleaners in each facility and was directly responsible for all other personnel involved in the operation of these individual facilities; one of which ran in excess of one million miles a month. I coached, trained and promoted most of the upper level maintenance management staff in the facilities. One of my duties for a long period of time was interviewing and hiring all maintenance mechanics. I handled all maintenance related customer complaints. I was involved with defining and letting bid specifications, RFPs, procurement contracts for facilities, parts, tools and support equipment, fuel and vehicles. I participated in redefining Union/Management roles and contracts. I had an excellent record winning at arbitration. Reduced grievance filings to minor numbers through enlightened management techniques such as Quality Circles and improved communication pathways. I was never named in any EEOC action or Affirmative Action despite hundreds of hires and terminations. I never lost an unemployment hearing.

Lowered the cost of running a facility by one-third while increasing miles run (10s of millions) and service hours and adding such technical advances as Liquid Natural Gas, Articulated buses, wheelchair lifts, Compressed Natural Gas, computerized fare collection, vehicle locator systems, automated maintenance and computerized on-board maintenance information systems. I lowered facility utility costs and vehicle fuel usage substantially, improved productivity significantly and decreased lost time by a major factor. Road failures were decreased by two orders of magnitude from pathetic levels in 1981 to what was when I left Metro one of the finest records in the industry.

Previously:

1980-1981: I was a Garage Supervisor of the RTA.  As a Garage Supervisor, I was responsible for the maintenance of a 250 bus fleet in a 24-hour a day, 7 day a week operation.

1977-1980:  I was the Service Manager at Palmyra Motors, Rochester, NY.  I was hired to expand the service department to 24-hour a day, 7 days a week operation for one of the largest dealership in the country.  Lines included Chrysler, Plymouth, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Mercedes, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Winnebago.  It was also one of the largest Rolls Royce dealerships in the world.  Delivered over 10,000 new and used vehicles per year, nationally and internationally.

1966-1976:  I was a Mechanic/Service Writer/Shop Foreman for Lou Holtz Buick, Rochester, NY.  I started as a mechanic, progressed to flat-rate mechanic, service writer and shop foreman.  This dealership was used as a pre-production field test center by General Motors due to expertise and high quality standards.