Bob PetersonChairman & Chief Executive OfficerRobert “Bob” Peterson is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melton Truck Lines, an open-deck trucking company headquartered in Tulsa, OK. Mr. Peterson began his career in trucking by obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License in 1985, which he maintains currently.
Mr. Peterson acquired Melton in 1991, and operations have expanded to include a number of companies with diverse business activities organized under The Hawthorn Group, the parent company of Melton. These additional activities include freight brokerage, equipment sales and leasing and commercial real estate holdings.
Mr. Peterson holds a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He also has practiced as a Certified Public Accountant.
Recently he was reappointed by Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt to be one of nine Commissioners of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and serves as Vice Chairman.