Zonar names industry vet Hines executive VP

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Updated Oct 21, 2011

Zonar announced the addition of Chris Hines as executive vice president. Hines, with more than 25 years of financial and technological experience in the transportation industry, will be based in Seattle, where his primary focus will be to develop and oversee Zonar’s position within the commercial transportation space.

Prior to joining Zonar, Hines held several leadership positions in commercial transportation, most recently serving as president and chief operating officer of the Celadon Group. Prior to Celadon, Hines was president and chief executive officer of Tripmaster Corp. (now Mix Telematics).

Earlier in his career, Hines was president and CEO of Atipical Holdings, a business he founded, focusing on transportation finance and technology mergers and acquisitions. Hines also served as president of Pegasus Transtech overseeing their rollout of truckstop scanning technology and was executive vice president of Terion Tracking Systems. Hines also spent 16 years with GE Capital culminating in a role as the president of TIP North America, a $550 million 125-branch leasing business.

In addition to his impressive career, Hines has been a member of the Truckload Carriers Association board of directors as well as the Truck Rental and Leasing Association board. In 2001, Hines received the American Trucking Associations’ Lifetime Achievement Award.

“We are excited to welcome Chris to the Zonar team,” says Brett Brinton, Zonar president and CEO. “Chris brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and success within the commercial transportation industry. We look forward to Chris’ vision and insight as we continue to grow and innovate new products that meet the needs of commercial transportation companies and private fleets.”