Transtar Leadership

Transtar’s world-class leadership team represents some of the most experienced professionals in the industry. Comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and complementary skills, this team is a collaboration of talent.

Equipped in providing vital expertise and guidance to our company, these individuals share one passion – to uphold Transtar’s mission to our customers:

Transtar Industries is the global leader in transmission and driveline-related solutions. We are dedicated to providing our customers with outstanding service, offering the broadest product catalog and best-in-class distribution of quality OE and aftermarket parts and premium remanufactured products.

  • 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 driveline-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