KING OF PRUSSIA, Pennsylvania—October 1, 2013—Ecolane USA Inc. announced that Steve Ross has accepted the role as Global CEO in a newly created position. Steve will have oversight of the strategic direction and operations of Ecolane’s business in the United States and Finland.
Ecolane is very fortunate to be able to hire someone of Steve’s caliber,” said Fred Gilliam, a Director on Ecolane’s Board. “The company has proven itself as a key player in the transit industry now and Steve’s direction will help build its upward momentum.”
“I am excited to be given the opportunity to join Ecolane at such an energizing time for the company,” said Steve. “Our business continues to expand and our platform continues to evolve and we have never been as well positioned in the organization’s history as we are right now. I look forward to contributing.”
Steve officially took up the position from October 1, 2013. Prior to Ecolane, he spent over 30 years as a senior manager in high growth public and private companies to multi-billion dollar divisions of public enterprises. In addition, Steve has served on multiple public and private Boards, and has worked with investment banks and private equity firms providing subject matter expertise, due diligence & business evaluation support, Board services, and turnaround & restructuring management.
Ecolane is the most flexible, affordable and reliable choice for transit agency managers, directors and decision-makers with responsibility for implementing easy-to-deploy, demand-response scheduling and dispatch solutions. Ecolane’s software platform restores community engagement to people who might not otherwise have access and mobility. With offices in Espoo, Finland and it’s US headquarters outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ecolane is a technology leader in the demand responsive transportation (DRT) and the paratransit solutions market.