Jaunt CEO Ted Rieck has announced the promotion of Ben Nemec to Director of Maintenance.
In this role, Nemec will oversee the day-to-day management of the vehicle maintenance shop, as well as the maintenance of the entire Jaunt fleet, facilities, equipment and components; and manage and supervise the work of maintenance staff and contractors.
Jaunt is Central Virginia’s regional transit system, connecting people to their community. Jaunt offers convenient and reliable service with its demand response and commuter routes, all through the use of current technology and a customer-focused approach. Jaunt’s service area includes the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson.
An important element in overseeing Jaunt’s facilities is the maintenance of Jaunt’s radio tower contract, which facilitates critical communication between bus operators and dispatch.
“Ben has been a steadfast and committed employee of Jaunt for nearly 15 years,” Rieck said in announcing Nemec’s advancement. “With this promotion, I am proud to recognize his specific knowledge of the Jaunt fleet as well as his extensive training and experience in automotive mechanics and maintenance management.”
“I’ve enjoyed serving Jaunt over the years,” Nemec said. “I have had the pleasure of watching the organization evolve and grow and I am delighted to continue to contribute to its growth in this new capacity.”
Nemec began his tenure with Jaunt in 2008 and brings 30 years of technical and mechanical skills to this position. He graduated at the top of his class in the automotive machinist program at Northwest Technical College in Bemidji, Minnesota in 2001.