The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County is pleased to announce Chris McDivit has joined the agency as facilities maintenance supervisor. In his new role, McDivit will manage contracts, and coordinate work at all of RTC’s facilities, including its two main bus stations.
“Facilities maintenance is the backbone for RTC to be able to operate,” McDivit said. “Without maintenance and contract personnel, no other work is able to get done,” he added.
McDivit said he is looking forward to executing process improvements, increasing efficiency and contributing in a positive way to the RTC team by growing a sense of pride and improving customer service.
“We’re really pleased to be welcoming someone to RTC who has a strong belief in preventive maintenance,” RTC Executive Director Lee Gibson said. “Chris understands the value of taking care of the facilities the right way now, and avoiding costly maintenance for the taxpayers down the line,” Gibson said.
McDivit has fourteen years of experience in facilities management – eight in a supervisory or managerial role. He mostly recently worked for the University of Washington in Seattle as operations manager. During his time at the school, he had many noted accomplishments including: successfully managing the parking division and implementing a new work order system for roughly 60-thousand pieces of equipment.
McDivit was also part of the team that pioneered electric vehicle charging stations at the university. Only about 20 percent of faculty and students at the school rely on single occupant vehicles. McDivit helped restructure and incorporate new technology into a subsided transit pass program, which is used by thousands of people.
Through online courses, McDivit is currently a student at the University of Washington. He expects to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in June.