Aklilu (A.K.) Tamirat

Shop Manager

A.K. is responsible for keeping MTN’s fleet of vehicles in excellent condition. He oversees MTN’s team of mechanics to ensure repairs are completed routinely, manages the vehicle part inventory, facilitates regular Department of Transportation inspections, and oversees the maintenance of MTN’s transportation facilities in Fridley, Columbia Heights, and Minnetonka.

A mechanic himself, A.K. enjoys working with MTN’s talented shop team each day.

Before joining MTN in 2019, A.K. previously served as a shop supervisor for Minneapolis & Suburban Bus Company where he was responsible for all mechanical repairs to buses, vans and motor coaches.

A.K. earned his diploma in automotive technology from Hennepin Technical College.

When he’s not in MTN’s bus garage, A.K. enjoys fishing, repairing his home, traveling and spending time with loved ones. He also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.

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