March 2021 Employees of the Month
March 2021 Employees of the Month
It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to keep AC Transit buses on the road and running smoothly. Each month, the District honors the service of those drivers and mechanics who contribute directly to this effort by awarding “Employee of the Month” honors from our Supervision, Maintenance and Transportation divisions. Our candidates are nominated by supervisors at our Central Maintenance Facility and at each of AC Transit’s four bus divisions in Emeryville, Richmond, East Oakland and Hayward. Winners from each division and one from the Central Maintenance Facility are selected by the Superintendent of the division. Each winner receives a gift certificate to a local restaurant.
We are pleased to announce the “Employee of the Month” winners for March 2021.
Supervisor Malik Iman is a true Leader. Mr. Iman’s ability to successfully manage complex and dynamic field incidents in the field is a direct reflection of his dedication and commitment to the AC Transit team. Supervisor Iman is a Leader committed to ensuring Supervision succeeds in all areas of its responsibility.
CENTRAL MAINTENANCE FACILITY
Senior Electronics Tech
Evan FitzSimmons is a Senior Electronics Tech from Central Maintenance Facility. His tasks range from repairing radios, fareboxes, and head signs on District buses. Evan recently worked on the installation of passenger surveillance monitors on the District fleet. Thank you, Evan, for helping keep our operators safe.
Kevin is a very dedicated and contributing team member. He is hard-working and always finishes his tasks timely and efficiently. Kevin is one of the few employees who have perfect attendance, shares his knowledge with OCC, and drives to prevent unnecessary road calls. Kevin collaborates with the dispatcher for pull-outs and works as a team player by assisting his peers to complete their tasks. He is always available to help others and exhibits integrity when it comes to his job. He is a great asset to AC Transit.
Samuel Thompson is an excellent bus operator. He continuously strives for greatness and performs in accordance with the District’s Mission Statement.
Eva Goodridge worked throughout the pandemic to ensure operators were scheduled to serve the public. She is a team player that does not hesitate to coach or share 36 year of expertise with fellow co-workers. Congratulations and nomination well earned, Chief Dispatcher Goodridge.
Darrol has become one of our top bus cleaners at Division 3, who plays a significant role in maintaining our bus fleet’s cleanliness. He always completes his tasks effectively and efficiently while always lending a hand. Darrol always has a positive attitude and is always eager to learn new ways to clean coaches. Thank you, Darrol. You are appreciated.
EAST OAKLAND DIVISION
Ana Zepeda is an exceptional Bus Operator with great customer service skills. Ms. Zepeda works well with co-workers, has both experience and knowledge on the extra board, all D4 routes and 5x5 fleet coaches. Ms. Zepeda also volunteers to assist with D4 events. She is a Team Player that provides great service for both customers and co-workers. Great Job, Operator Zepeda!
Journey Level Mechanic
Mr. Kong has quickly become a valued member of the D4 maintenance team. He is always willing to take on new challenges and is eager to learn. His positive attitude and pride he takes in his work have earned him respect from his peers and supervisors. Ben is an integral piece of the maintenance team, helping D4 and the district provide safe and reliable transportation to our surrounding community.
Syreeta Muro maintains a positive attitude, assists peers when needed and simply represents the District well overall. Ms. Muro’s work ethic, demeanor and professionalism are commended by riders and management. D4 appreciates her dedication, team player mentality and customer service skills – Great work, Operator Muro!
Demetrius often goes above and beyond the call of duty. With our current workforce shortages, Demetrius takes it upon himself to assist service employees with their tasks. On any given day, he is servicing coaches, dumping trash, and assisting drivers while performing his duties as a maintenance mechanic and filling in for the lead mechanic who is currently off. Thank you for your service and dedication.