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Michael Riggs – Kettering

CEO, Jack Cooper Holdings Corp

Road to Greatness

Michael_Riggs

Michigan Delta Phi Michael Riggs is the CEO of Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. Brother Riggs acquired the company in 2009. Under his leadership, Jack Cooper has grown to become one of the largest car haul companies in North America with approximately 5,000 employees.

Brother Riggs is the largest stakeholder, controlling over 70% of the company’s outstanding voting securities. He has over 20 years of experience in the trucking industry, and another 20 years of prior executive experience within manufacturing companies. Mr. Riggs is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Trucking Association, and is Chairman of the Auto Carriers Conference.

In 2013, Ernst & Young awarded Brother Riggs the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Midwest Region. He was also awarded the Global Outstanding Achievement Award by Automotive Supply Chain Magazine. He received a BS in Business from the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He and his wife of 38 years have three daughters and five grandchildren.


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