Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
Monte Ahuja is the founding entrepreneur and CEO of Transtar Industries. Under his leadership Transtar grew from a two person start-up in 1975 to the largest distributor of transmission and drivetrain-related parts in the world.
Ahuja has been a lifelong philanthropist and is involved in many charitable endeavors, including the Naples Children & Education Foundation, where he continues to serve as a Trustee. Ahuja also served as Chairman of the Board for both Cleveland State University and University Hospitals, where he remains deeply engaged as a board member and on the executive committee. The Monte Ahuja College of Business and Ahuja Medical Center bear his name.
Monte received his undergraduate degree in Engineering from The Ohio State University and MBA from Cleveland State University. He is the recipient of numerous awards including:
Distinguished Alumni Award from Cleveland State University
George Dively Award from Harvard University Business School
Ellis Island Medal of Honor
International Executive of the Year Award by the World Trade Center of Cleveland
Distinguished Alumni Award from The Ohio State University
Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame Inductee