Luis Manuel Ramírez is the new general manager and CEO of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). His first day on the job was September 12, 2017.
The MBTA operates Boston’s public transportation system. MBTA’s system includes subway, bus, trolley car and boat service to just about everywhere in the Greater Boston area and beyond.
Raised in South Florida, Luis Ramírez has held a series of increasingly significant positions after graduating from DeVry Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in computer science in 1987.
First, Ramírez went to work as a business analyst at Unisys Corporation.
Then in 1989, Siemens Global Businesses recruited him for what would become an 11-year career. Beginning as a senior systems analyst, his roles included comptroller for commercial operations for a Siemens business in Germany, chief financial officer and director of business administration for Siemens Corporate Research Center, and, director of internal audits and mergers and acquisitions for the firm’s Energy and Automation operation in Georgia.
After 11 years at Siemens, Ramírez was recruited by General Electric.
From 2000 to 2001, Ramírez was business development leader for GE’s Energy Management Services, where, reporting directly to the business’s CEO, he led mergers, acquisitions, and integration activities. He was promoted president and general manager of GE Energy Rentals and GE named him President and General Manager of GE Energy Parts from 2004 to 2006, where he led operations for this $3 billion after-market parts business.
Moving up GE’s ladder, Ramírez became President of GE’s Energy Contractual Services business from 2006 to 2009, executing strategies to expand the $4 billion global operations. Ramírez also established innovation and leadership development programs that helped lead to a growth in revenue. GE promoted him GE Corporate Officer in 2008.
From 2010 to 2012, Ramírez moved up to GE Vice President/Corporate Officer and President and CEO of GE’s Energy Industrial Solutions, where he was responsible for 17,000 employees operating in 60 countries producing about $3.7 billion in annual revenue commitments.
In 2012, he was recruited to become President and CEO of Texas-based Global Power Equipment Group. Ramírez resigned from Global Power in 2015 and founded TodoModo Group, a Dallas-based business consulting firm that provides turnaround and business consulting services to a range of clients. He started his new job at MBTA in September 2017.
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