ALEXANDRIA, VA — TransForce Group added a key role this month, hiring Pete Schwartz as the company’s new Vice President/General Manager, Safety Training Solutions. This is a key leadership role responsible for managing and executing short and long-term strategic plans and training solutions for TransForce Group’s Compliance and Safety Division.
“Safety has always been the number one priority at TransForce Group,” said Kimberly Castagnetta, EVP Marketing for TransForce Group and Division President, Compliance and Safety. “Now more than ever, safety on our roads and in the workplace requires innovative solutions to positively impact the changing world of transportation. As TransForce Group’s suite of solutions for compliance and safety continues to grow, adding Pete’s leadership with his strong history of innovation and execution will pave the path to success.”
Schwartz comes to TransForce Group from Ricoh USA, Inc. (a global technology company with a strong history of introducing new technologies into the workplace), where he was Vice President, Strategy Development and Additive Manufacturing for more than 10 years. Prior to that, he worked in various sales and human resources leadership roles at IKON Office Solutions. In his most recent role, he led the development, incubation and commercialization of new service offerings to support customer technologies, working with customers to develop services including training, installation and infrastructure support.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to join TransForce Group at this crucial time for the transportation industry,” said Schwartz. “I look forward to working with the team to maximize the effectiveness of our safety training solutions, giving motor carriers a significant boost in productivity and efficiency, and the general public a safer roadway.”
Schwartz will be based in Detroit, Michigan in TransForce Group’s SafetyServe headquarters. SafetyServe is a member of TransForce Group family of brands, and has an exclusive, long-standing partnership with the National Safety Council (NSC) to provide online safety training courses. The National Safety Council eliminates preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
TransForce Group continues to be headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.
About TransForce Group
TransForce Group is a recognized leader in the transportation and logistics industry with its four service lines, Education and Training, Digital Recruiting, Employment Solutions, and Compliance and Safety. Whether serving third-party logistics, private fleets, or trucking companies, TransForce Group remains the driver’s choice for employment and education, and the carrier’s choice for workforce solutions. In addition, TransForce Group recruits and retains a diverse workforce, including veterans through its Troops into Transportation program. The company operates in the U.S. and Canada. Additional information about TransForce Group can be found at transforcegroup.com.