AC Transit (Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District)
Cecil Blandon has over 18 years of fleet maintenance experience of which 14 years have been in a management capacity in public transit and 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. Cecil started his career in the Marines as a Maintenance Management Specialist, rose to the rank of Sergeant and held the position of Maintenance Chief upon his honorable service completion.
He has experience with unleaded, diesel, Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Fuel Cell, and Battery Electric powered transit buses. As the Director of Maintenance at AC Transit, he oversees the fleet of 637 buses, 150 Non-revenue, and 6 facilities with a staff of 430 employees. He is responsible for the largest fuel cell transit fleet in the United States and also has a deployment of 5 battery electric buses.
Cecil earned a B.S. in Technological Entrepreneurship and Management from Arizona State University. His recognitions include earning an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Transit Blue Seal shop and recipient of Mass Transit Magazine’s 2016: Top 40 under 40. In his spare time, Cecil spends time with his wife and three boys playing soccer. He enjoys playing golf, four wheeling, camping, and traveling when possible.