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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., 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, 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.

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, CMAE

Chief Security Officer

Rob has more than 35 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 U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). He is a U.S. Army veteran.

See What Our Team Is Saying...

Hamid Qaasim, CMQ/OE

Sr. System Safety, Security & Quality Assurance Manager

“TSSS is rapidly becoming the leader in System Safety.  It is a great experience working in this fast-paced environment, meeting the complex safety and security challenges for transit agencies around the country.”   

Eric Hamilton, TSSP, PMP

System Safety & Security Manager

“It is rewarding to be part of a firm whose reputation for excellence is passed on to its employees. TSSS expects that you can and will maintain a consistent level of quality work and gives you the freedom to grow into an industry leader.”

Vincent Blakemore, TSSP, WSO-CSS

System Safety & Security Engineer

“TSSS has become a major competitor in the Transit Industry, which makes for very gratifying work. TSSS experts have assisted in developing my System Safety expertise in preliminary hazard analysis, system hazard analyses, tracking system and system inspection checklist, and accident/incident investigation analyses.”

Kemon Lucas, TSSP

System Safety & Security Engineer

“It has been an invaluable experience working for such an innovative firm like TSSS. I am constantly developing as a professional, having the resources and knowledge to overcome challenges in the continuously evolving world of transit safety and security.”

Eric Fox, FCP, TSSP, WSO-CSSD

System Safety & Security Manager

Working for TSSS has been an excellent opportunity to expand my technical knowledge about Safety and Security Certification for commuter railroads and to conduct safety training, including First Aid, CPR and AED.  Being a member of the TSSS Team has allowed me to network with leaders in the transportation industry from Colorado and different transit properties from around the country.”