MCI has announced that Lee Kemp has joined MCI’s Public Sector Team as business development manager, Southern region. Held in high esteem by industry peers for his experience and expertise in all facets of public transit, Kemp will be responsible for representing MCI to Public Sector accounts in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado. He reports to Tom Wagner, executive director of business development, public sector.
Kemp was formerly Western region sales manager for Daimler Buses North America, where he received the 2010 North American Salesman of the Year Award. Prior to that, Kemp had a 17-year career with Stewart & Stevenson, a 110-year old manufacturer and provider of specialized equipment to a number of industries, where he began as general manager of Transit Products; he was eventually named director in R&D Engineering and Customer Support.
Kemp began his career in public transit at Denver’s Regional Transportation District, where he was a master mechanic, earning promotions and, eventually, responsibility for fleet operations quality control.
Currently, Kemp is chairman of Denver’s Regional Transportation District board of directors, where his duties include policy guidance for the agency. He has served on the board since 2005.
“We’re very pleased to have Lee Kemp join our team,” said Patrick Scully, MCI public sector vice president of sales and marketing. “Our accounts in the Southern Region will be well served by his knowledge, dedication and level of professionalism he provides.”