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.

  • Monte Ahuja 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

Neil Sethi
PRESIDENT & COO
 
Joe Levanduski
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
 
Ben DePompei
PRESIDENT, MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
 
Mike Westrick
VP & GENERAL MANAGER, TRANSTAR AUTOBODY TECHNOLOGIES