Former SWTA President and Transit Executive John Bartosiewicz Joins KL2 Connects, LLC


Transit industry executive search firm KL2 Connects LLC announces the addition of John Bartosiewicz as the firm’s sixth principal. John brings 40-plus years of management and consulting experience to KL2 (including stints as APTA’s Chair and as President of both

the Texas and the South West Transit Associations). Most recently, John was Chief Operating Officer and Special Assistant to the President for McDonald Transit Associates, Inc./RATP Dev NA. In that 14-year role

John provided executive management oversight for client contracts, led the firm’s consulting division, assisted in business development, and managed all labor relations activities.

According to KL2 founder Tony Kouneski, “We’re extremely excited that John has joined the KL2 team. He will offer our clients a wealth of relevant experience, access to a broad industry network, and a client-focused approach that will greatly enhance KL2’s reach and effectiveness.”

KL2 is an executive recruiting consultancy that specializes in the placement of senior executives, directors, managers, and operational, engineering, and technical personnel. Our core area of expertise is the North American transportation industry – primarily

public transit

and the private sector consulting and supplier network that supports it.

KL2’s team of seasoned principals serve a national and growing client base from regional offices in Seattle, Reno, Asheville, Washington DC, Fort Worth, and Greater Los Angeles. For more information, contact Al Schlimm at

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