Transportation Industry Advisor
Mike Hardt has thirty years of experience as a skilled negotiator, political networker and transportation systems expert. Recognized in North America as an expert on municipal rail systems, Mike has a passion for all aspects of the business. He has developed the intricate public and private sector partnerships that are critical to shepherding complex projects from inception to completion.
Prior to opening his own business and acquiring minority equity stakes in several small related supply businesses, Mike was Vice President of Services (in North America) at Bombardier Transportation; a global leader in the passenger rail and aerospace industry. During his career at Bombardier, Mr. Hardt helped create and championed a highly profitable and sustainable business unit within the firm. He developed this critical business unit with his team from a single service contract starting with GO Transit, providing equipment maintenance. The business added operations and material supply vehicle overhaul, technology solutions and related support services to grow to its current position as the largest, third party transportation services provider in North America.
Long-term professional relationships are a critical element to Mike’s success and he continues to build a strong network of individuals who are well versed in their industry. He is proud and honoured to work with highly regarded clients such as Wabtec, Hallcon Corp, Sherwood Electromotion, VIA Rail, Kawasaki Rail Car, Parsons Brinckerhoff, New Flyer Bus Industries, Cadre, and Transit Air, to name a few.