Truckload carrier Celadon announced that Chris Hines, who has been a member of the Board of Directors for Celadon since June 2006, will replace the retiring Tom Glaser as president and chief operating officer. Most recently, Hines was president and CEO of Tripmaster Corporation, which provides tracking and communication systems to the trucking industry.
Before working at Tripmaster, Hines spent sixteen years with General Electric, including as president of Transport International Pool (“TIP”), its North American trailer equipment leasing business. Under Chris’ direction, TIP’s revenue grew to $450 million, operated 150,000 trailers and had 1,200 employees.
While in that position, Chris launched the TIP Mexican subsidiary, which is now the largest leasing company in Mexico. TIP’s operations also included over 20,000 trailers in Canada, which was the largest equipment leasing company in Canada.