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Peter C. Cook

January 1, 2019

Chairman of the Board Mazda Great Lakes (Deceased) – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Peter C. Cook, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is Chairman of the Board of Transnational Motors, Inc., a distributor of Mazda automobile products in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin under the name of Mazda Great Lakes. A graduate of the Davenport Business College in Grand Rapids, Mr. Cook began his career with Import Motors Ltd., a Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi distributor, in 1949 and was named President in 1954. He later sold the business in 1980. Active in many areas, Mr. Cook serves on the boards of several colleges and universities, including Northwood in Florida, Comerica and Michigan National banks, the Grace Reformed Church, the Reformed Church of America and several foundations. Mr. Cook has received many honors including Honorary Doctor of Letters, Hope College; Honorary Doctor of Laws, Davenport College of Business; Honorary Doctor of Laws, Northwood University; Honorary Doctor of Humanities, Grand Valley State University; Distinguished Philanthropist, West Michigan Chapter, National Society of Fund Raising Executives, plus a host of others. Mr. and Mrs. Cook are the proud parents of two sons, Tom and Steven, and three grandchildren. “Much of my good fortune is attributed to God’s grace and the good people around me.”