Alexandria recruiting, training company names president, CEO
Dennis Cooke joins TransForce Group
Alexandria-based logistics industry digital recruiting and training provider TransForce Group announced last week it has named Dennis Cooke as the company’s president and CEO, succeeding founder David Brome, who now serves as executive chairman.
With more than 30 years of experience, Cooke was most recently president of global fleet management solutions for Ryder System Inc., a commercial fleet management company. In his new role, he will lead the company’s day-to-day operations and strategy.
“Dennis is a proven leader who possesses a deep understanding of transportation and logistics customers, Leon Brujis, partner at Palladium Equity Partners LLC (a private equity firm whose affiliate is TransForce Group’s majority owner) said in a statement. “We believe that these attributes, along with his track record of success in driving cross-functional team performance and achieving customer satisfaction and growth, will be significant benefits to TransForce Group and its large base of carrier customers going forward.”
Cooke joined Ryder in 2011 after a 22-year career with General Electric and related companies, where he served in leadership roles. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago.
Founded in 1991, TransForce Group offers services including education, training, digital recruiting and compliance and safety to third-party logistics, private fleets and trucking companies.