CLEVELAND, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Transtar Holding Company, an integrated portfolio of companies that provides world-class customer service, distribution, manufacturing and remanufacturing of aftermarket automotive products, today announced that Edward H. Orzetti has been appointed CEO of the company. He succeeds Tim Bowes, who has transitioned from the organization.
"Ed's global background and track record for operational excellence, market success and productive organizational alignment in both manufacturing and distribution businesses will help Transtar and its portfolio of businesses accelerate their core growth," said Robert Keegan, Executive Chairman of Transtar Holding Company's Board of Directors.
"It is a privilege to join Transtar, the leader in the transmission parts industry, and I look forward to building on the great foundation and strong reputation that the Company's employees have established," stated Orzetti. "I know this entire team is committed to winning, and together we have tremendous opportunity to drive dynamic growth in all of Transtar's portfolio companies."
Orzetti previously served as President and CEO of Keystone Automotive Operations, a $700 million wholesale distributor and marketer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories. During his eight-year tenure at Keystone Automotive, where he was a member of the Board of Directors, Orzetti led a team that achieved excellent sales growth and significantly improved company efficiency. While at Keystone Automotive, he also served on the Board of Directors of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).
Prior to Keystone, Orzetti was the President of the Global Lab Business at VWR International, a $3 billion global distributor of laboratory supplies, and previously was President of a $400 million global manufacturing division of Textron. He also held senior leadership roles with General Electric.
Orzetti holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a master's degree in administration from Central Michigan University and a master's degree in management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
"On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Tim Bowes for the strong business foundation he established at Transtar, as well as for his leadership during our recent acquisition and integration of ETX," added Keegan.
About Transtar Holding Company
Transtar Industries, Inc. is a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of quality driveline parts and services to the motor vehicle replacement parts industry; its Transtar brand is the leading distributor of world-class transmission solutions including automatic and standard transmission units, rebuilder kits and components, Recon™ remanufactured torque converters and hard parts, and other driveline solutions. Founded in 1975, the Transtar portfolio has ~2,300 employees and a distribution network of more than 90 locations in the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico. It also has an international division that serves a global network of aftermarket automotive distributors in 80 countries. www.transtar1.com.
SOURCE Transtar Industries, Inc.