Ken Cournean Joins Icomera US as Account Director

The North America team just got stronger. Ken Cournean has joined Icomera as Account Director for North America. With over 15 years’ experience in the rail industry, Ken brings a wealth of technical knowledge and long-term client relationships, making him the perfect fit to lead our key account strategy and drive growth in the region.  

Having worked across various transportation sectors and markets, Ken is well-equipped to identify untapped opportunities. But it doesn’t stop there – he’s determined to prioritize client satisfaction and uphold our reputation for excellence.  

As the former Director of Sales for the North American division of COMPIN FAINSA, a leading supplier of interior seating for public transportation vehicles, Ken successfully secured contracts with notable clients such as Amtrak, Alstom, WMATA, and Metra.  

Prior to his time at COMPIN FAINSA, he served as Vice President of Sales at SERTO Group, where he successfully raised brand awareness in the North American market while continuing to maintain relationships with Stadler. Additionally, Ken lent his expertise in railway communication systems through his consultancy work at ITP Marketing. With his record of accomplishment, Ken is an asset to Icomera as we continue to expand our influence on the market for a better passenger experience.  

Roger Matthews, Chief Commercial Officer of Icomera, remarked: “Ken joins Icomera at a time of significant momentum for the company. We have contracted with several intercity rail, commuter rail, and transit agencies across North America since the pandemic and am confident that Ken’s expertise will help us continue to grow and serve.” 

Ken is a renowned figure in the industry, known for his impressive entrepreneurial skills. He successfully led KENCO Mechanical Services as the CEO for a remarkable 14 years. Before entering the public transportation industry, Ken was the owner of Bargain Bus News, a trade publication company that facilitated connections between buyers and sellers in the bus and motorcoach sector.  

As Icomera’s Account Director, Ken will be responsible for managing key customer accounts and reporting to the North America Sales Team. Ken will closely collaborate with the Engineering, Product Management, and Marketing teams to ensure the highest level of value and excellence for our regional accounts. 

He is a member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and looks forward to representing Icomera as an active member in the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).  

Ken holds an Associate in Science degree in fine art and graphic communication design from Northwestern Connecticut Community Tech College. He served as Sergeant in the United States Air Force for eight years in the Electronics Systems Tech and Radio Communications Squadron, responsible for testing measurement equipment and calibrating test equipment.  

My passion lies in delivering inventive and tailored solutions that elevate the comfort, safety, and overall satisfaction of passengers. Account management thrives when long-term partnerships are established, rooted in genuine human connections.” – Ken Cournean