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mbta-new-gm-ramirez-first-day-sept-12-2017Luis Manuel Ramírez today officially joined the MBTA as the new General Manager/CEO.

Ramirez traveled the MBTA system including trips on the Silver Line and Route 43 bus during his first day, greeting T employees and customers and visiting Dudley and Ruggles Stations along with other T facilities.

Ramírez, whose Cuban refugee father operated a crop-dusting plant and later a roofing business in Florida, worked his way through high school as a supermarket bag boy and restaurant worker and continued to work through university before beginning a corporate career marked by increasingly important posts at firms including Unisys Corporation, Siemens AG, and General Electric Corp.

MBTA GM Ramirez, Dudley Station

MBTA GM Ramirez, Dudley Station

While at GE from 2000 to 2012, Ramírez was steadily promoted into positions with greater challenges and responsibilities. He finished his career with the company as a GE Vice President and Corporate Officer and President and CEO of GE’s Energy Industrial Solutions business, where he was responsible for 17,000 employees operating in 60 countries, delivering $3.5 billion in annual revenue.

Ramírez most recently ran his own strategic and turnaround business consulting firm.

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