Transtar Holding Company Executive Team

Transtar Holding Company is an integrated portfolio of brands that provides world-class customer service, distribution and manufacturing of OE and aftermarket automotive products.

Each member of the executive team has a diverse background and brings a unique perspective in their individual areas of expertise. The team is dedicated to the company becoming the best-in-class in all areas.

  • Edward H. Orzetti Chief Executive Officer, Transtar Holding Company

    Ed joined Transtar in June 2015, having spent the last eight years as the President and CEO of Keystone Automotive, a $700M+ wholesale distributor and marketer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories. During his tenure at Keystone, he led a team that achieved excellent sales growth and significantly improved company efficiency. Prior to Keystone, Ed held senior leadership positions at VWR International, Textron and General Electric.

    Ed holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan and a Master of Science in Management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Joseph Santangelo Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

    Joseph joined Transtar in July 2015 from Keystone Automotive Operations, a $700M+ wholesale distributor and marketer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, where he was most recently Vice President and General Manager of its NTP-STAG business unit.  He also served as Vice President of Consumer Operations and Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis for Keystone, and held director-level roles in category management, marketing and pricing analytics.  Prior to Keystone, he also worked for Textron and General Electric. 

    Joseph holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Gannon University.

  • Ben DePompei Chief Human Resources Officer & Executive Vice President,
    Transtar Holding Company

    Ben DePompei joined Transtar in April 2012, from E.P. Management Corporation, where he was most recently the Executive Vice President of Human Resources. DePompei has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive market, in both human resources and manufacturing roles, with an extensive background in private equity.

    DePompei is a graduate of The Ohio State University, with a Bachelor of Science in human resources and an emphasis in labor relations and operations management. He also attended the INSEAD Global Executive Management Program in France.