Hines named Tripmaster CEO; will continue as president, COO

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Tripmaster Corp., a provider of onboard computing for the trucking industry, has announced that Chris Hines, a 22-year trucking industry veteran, will assume the role of chief executive officer along with his current duties as president and chief operating officer. Hines replaces Richard M. Geib, who is leaving Tripmaster’s day-to-day operations but will continue to serve as chairman and remain active as a member of the board of directors.

Charles Tasker, managing director of parent company Control Instruments OmniBridge, says the Tripmaster board unanimously selected Hines based on his proven track record of leading complex organizations in the trucking industry and his committed focus to the issues that face the industry.

“Chris came to our attention because of his strong execution skills, his proven ability to lead and his unrelenting commitment to customer service and satisfaction.” Tasker says. “Since Chris joined Tripmaster as president and COO, we have come to know him and have been impressed by his emphasis on developing internal talent while reaching outside for new skills, his understanding of the role of culture in a company’s success and his personal integrity. Additionally, his straightforward style has won the respect of employees, customers and competitors.”

Hines is past president of GE Capital’s TIP Division, now GE Trailer Fleet Services. He also has held senior positions with Terion, providing trailer-tracking technology, and with Pegasus Transtech, providing imaging-based business process and workflow solutions. Prior to becoming president of Tripmaster, Hines was president and CEO of Atipical Holdings, a business focused on asset management, equipment finance and backroom productivity solutions.