Dennis R. Maple

President & CEO, Goddard Systems, Inc.

Prior to joining Goddard Systems, Inc., as President & CEO in September of 2019, Maple’s 37-year professional career includes five years as President of First Student, Inc., North America’s largest K-12 school bus transportation services company, and ten years at Aramark Corporation, where he served in a series of leadership position, culminating in his role as President of Aramark Education, focused on delivering food, nutrition, and facilities services to K-12 school markets. In both of these roles, Maple gained valuable insight into issues facing today’s educators and administrators, particularly around ensuring healthy and safe environments for students. He brings another 20-plus years of general management experience with CPG leaders such as The Quaker Oats Company, PepsiCo, Inc., Kraft General Foods, Inc., and Coors Brewing Company. His experience with these companies taught Maple to use data-driven insights to spark innovation in business models and product offerings and to help shape business strategies. Maple is a member of the Descartes Systems Group Board of Directors, where he serves as a member of the Compensation Committee and as chairman of the Nominating Committee.