Our technical staff delivers high quality solutions that truly fit the needs of our clients. We are committed to deliver safe, timeless, cost effective and sustainable solutions through team work, risk management, and effective communication. We understand the importance of helping our clients implement complex and state of the art projects in a professional manner. We maintain and provide the highest quality of service to all of our clients and ensure all projects are completed in a timely and budget conscious manner. We pride ourselves to work as a team and to work as an extension of our clients.

Our Team

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Mahvash Armand, PE PMP

ACI Chief Executive Officer
Mahvash is a hands-on leader as well as a competent and accomplished Electrical Engineer and Project Manager with over 25 years experience in systems engineering, design, project management, and program management. She maintains multi-state Professional Engineering registrations and PMP certification from Project Management Institute (PMI). Mahvash is also recognized in the transportation industry for innovative engineering and project management solutions for complex problems and projects.
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Ravi Swamy

ACI Chief Operating Officer
Ravi is a member of ACI’s executive leadership team with responsibility over operations and overall firm performance. He is a construction professional with over 25 years of experience in public transit work, having served in senior management positions for large, national, and multi-national firms. His career responsibilities span engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) activities, including business planning, development and execution; personnel staffing and selection; and operations management on a regional and national scale.
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Carl Buck

ACI Senior Systems & Software Manager
Carl is a member of our management team providing leadership, guidance, and support for our technical staff. An innovator in his field, Carl has held extensive roles as Systems Integrator, Solution Director, and Program Manager. He is a co-contributor to the APTA Standards Recommended Practice “Securing Control and Communications Systems in Rail Transit Environments” with extensive management & leadership experience in the development and deployment of train/traffic control, SCADA, and passenger information & security systems for mass transit agencies around the world.
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Joy Morrison

ACI Director of Quality and Project Controls
Joy is responsible for all levels of quality assurance, project controls and governance practices. She has overall responsibility to determine and establish procedures and quality standards and monitor their compliance.
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Joycelyn Williams

Business and Compliance Manager
Joycelyn understands the importance of corporate compliance. Her extensive background provides her with the skills and abilities necessary to ensure compliance with existing regulations and Best Practices.
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Deirdre Duthil, Ph.D.

Project Coordinator
Deirdre is a Project management professional and enthusiastic relationship builder with significant client-facing experience. Deirdre works alongside Project Managers and the entire project team to arrange project logistics.
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Tri Le, PE

Senior Communications Engineer
Tri is a licensed Professional Engineer with extensive transit experience in communications, systems integration, design, systems and hazard analysis, as well as performance testing and holds the TSI Transit Safety and Security Program (TSSP) certification.
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Kevin Copley

Senior Computer Systems Engineer
Kevin is an experienced Computer Systems Engineer with extensive experience in the transportation and utility industries. He is hardworking and enthusiastic with well-developed skills both in management and more technical engineering aspects.
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Richard Krisak

Senior Rail Transit Specialist
Rich has over 40 years of experience managing diverse modes of service including rail, bus and paratransit where he has been responsible for transportation, vehicle maintenance, mantenance of way, station service, facilities maintenace, and central conrol.
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Karthik Ramachandran

Communication Systems Field Engineer
Karthik is involved in various on-site communications engineering activities where he has supported FO cable upgrades and provided legacy TPIS system and VHF radio assessments. He provides systems engineering support including design and review of deliverables with emphasis on alarm and control systems.
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Pezhman Khorasani

Communication Systems Field Engineer
Pezhman began his career with ACI as an Intern through our Internship Program where he was enabled to put his academic learning into action through real-world experience. Pezhman supports projects and teaming efforts in design and system safety certification.
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Alan Friend

Senior Safety Certification Specialist
Alan has over 30 years of project management, construction management, quality assurance, oversight of contractor's quality control, oversight and performance of testing & commissioning of transit systems safety certification, supervision of field office staff and QA/QC inspectors.

Doug Kessler, CQA

Quality Manager
Doug is a Quality management professional with 40 years consultant/engineering experience. He has worked on various types of major roadway / bridge construction as well as light and heavy rail transit projects. He is a senior member of the American Society of Quality (ASQ) and is a lead Certified Quality Auditor (CQA).
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Russell Wood, CQA

Assistant Quality Manager
Russell is an experienced quality professional with extensive experience in light rail. Highly motivated, he has a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Kaizen Facilitator, as well as CQA (ASQ) and CQIA (ASQ) certifications. Russell has well developed skills in quality, IT, CADD, is customer centric, and is an active member-leader in the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Kiersten Williams

Quality Coordinator
Kiersten has an extensive background in office administration and coordination providing professional administrative support. Her expertise includes Microsoft Office skills to develop worksheets, analyze information, provide data entry, manage correspondence, prepare reports and assist in review and review processes.
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Holly Abernethy

System Safety and Security Specialist
Holly provides project and administrative support coordinating meetings, managing records, assisting in the preparation of correspondence and submittals, gathering data and researching documentation, and performing other office duties. Holly has taken system safety and security training courses and is proficient in MATLAB, SPSS, and CATIA.