First Transit Announces David Perez as Vice President of Safety

CINCINNATI – First Transit, a leader in mobility solutions, announces the appointment of David Perez as vice president of safety for all North American operations. Perez will report directly to Brad Thomas, president of First Transit.

“David has vast experience in safety and extensive knowledge of OSHA and Department of Transportation regulatory guidelines.” said Thomas. “Safety is a core value, and he is a great fit to lead continuous improvement for our ever-growing and varying mobility solutions.”

Perez has more than 23 years of safety experience in areas such as manufacturing, waste management and food processing. Perez was most recently at Ardagh Glass as the vice president of health and safety, with responsibility for all of the company’s North American manufacturing operations.

“I’m very proud to join a leader in mobility solutions,” said Perez. “First Transit is constantly embracing innovation while maintaining the highest standards of safety.”  

Perez earned a bachelor of science degree environmental science from the University of Houston, Clear Lake, Texas. Perez has four children and resides with his wife in Fishers, Indiana.


About First Transit:
First Transit, Inc. has 60 years of experience and is one of the largest private-sector providers of mobility solutions in North America moving more than 350 million passengers annually. First Transit, Inc. provides operation, management and consulting for more than 300 locations in 39 states, Canada, Puerto Rico, Panama and India for transit authorities, state departments of transportation, municipalities, hospitals, universities and private companies. First Transit employs more than 19,500 dedicated transit professionals. For additional information, please visit