TSSS-about

FIRM PROFILE

Established in 2008, TSSS is a comprehensive consulting firm specializing in strategic support to ensure safe and secure projects, systems and operating environments in the public transit, general industry, and construction sectors. Leveraging decades of hands-on experience, TSSS experts identify site and system hazards or threats, and develop tailored solutions to diminish those risks to a practical level.

TSSS experts and technical staff are certified through the BCSP, WSO, TSI, and OSHA. TSSS is also a certified First Aid, CPR & AED Trainer through the National Safety Council (NSC). Our company and staff are long-time members of APTA, ASSE, AREMA, and ASIS International.

Primary NAICS Code: 541690 – Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services.

 

TRUSTED PARTNER

TSSS is proud to be a trusted strategic partner for many large A/E/C Primes/JV’s on new structure, extension, upgrade, and modernization projects. TSSS is a Certified DBE, MBE, and/or SBE in AL, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MD, MA, MI, MO, NV, NJ, NY, NC, PA, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI. We also have local government and agency specific certifications, including LA Metro SBE, MWAA LDBE, and King Co. WA SCS.

Capabilities Statement

 

FIRM LEADERSHIP

TSSS is led by a team of professionals with decades of experience providing consulting services for some of the most engaging public transit agencies in the U.S. and abroad.  Our leaders have a thorough understanding of industry regulatory requirements, bringing invaluable insights and unique perspectives to the safety and security activities of several high profile mass transit construction projects.

Jean Claude Aurel, Jr.

President & CEO

Jean Claude Aurel, Jr., ASP, CSP, TSSP, WSO-CSSD

President & CEO

Jean Claude has more than 20 years of diverse system safety, engineering, and auditing experience on several heavy, light, and commuter rail mass transit projects, as well as bus and ferry projects throughout North America. Prior to founding TSSS, he was VP of System Safety & Risk Management at HRT. He also served in various roles at Houston METRO and CTA. Jean Claude is a member of APTA, ASSE, WSO, BCSP, NSC, AREMA, NSBE, and ASHRAE.

Rachel Deen

Chief of Staff & Technology

Rachel Deen, MSIT-PMP, LLM

Chief of Staff & Technology

Rachel is an IT professional with more than 15 years of experience in IT infrastructure and cyber security. She has mastered technologies from operating systems to security; assessed system susceptibility and suggested security enhancements; and instigated top-tier security processes and incident response policies to guard against burgeoning cyber risks. Rachel is a member of APTA's Enterprise Cyber Security Working Group.

Alicia Lombardo

Chief of Business Operations

Alicia Lombardo

Chief of Business Operations

Alicia has crafted more than 11 years of B2B expertise delivering strategic marketing and business development solutions in the professional services industries, largely for A/E/C and minority-owned companies. Alicia is a visionary entrepreneur, skilled at operating autonomously in all facets of business. Alicia’s ownership and development experience allows her to both analytically and creatively tackle problems and generate solutions to elevate businesses.

Sebastian Dragu

Chief Safety Officer

Sebastian Dragu

Chief Safety Officer

Sebastian brings more than 40 years of multidisciplinary experience in bus and rail transit safety and security, electrical engineering, fire protection, plan development, system integration, and commissioning in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Prior to TSSS, he held management positions at Toronto Transit Commission, Parsons Brinckerhoff Halsall (now WSP), and CTA. Sebastian set rail transit standards as a member of APTA's Rail Standards Policy & Planning Committee.

Robert Carter

Chief Security Officer

Robert Carter, CMAE

Chief Security Officer

Rob has more than 34 years of combined government and industry experience in intelligence, homeland security, and emergency management, holding numerous Critical Infrastructure Key Resource (CIKR) assessment certifications. Prior to TSSS, Rob was the Associate Director, Protective Services Division, for the District of Columbia, and previously worked for the O'Gara Group and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). He is a U.S. Army veteran.