Release date: 2006-12-07

Tripmaster Corporation Names Christopher S. Hines as New CEO

(Newswire Today) —  Grand Prairie, TX, United States, 2006-12-07 - Tripmaster Corporation names Christopher S. Hines CEO. Mr. Hines will continue his duties as President and COO. Current Chairman, R. Geib, will leave Tripmaster day-to-day operations but remain active as a member of the Board of Directors.


Tripmaster Corporation (Member of the Control Instruments Group, Ltd.), is the company that invented onboard computing for the trucking industry back in the 1970’s and has continued to lead in the development of this critically important technology, announced that Chris Hines, a 22 year trucking industry leader will now assume the role of CEO along with his current duties as president and COO.

Charles Tasker, Managing Director of parent company Control Instruments OmniBridge said that 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 trucking 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.” said Tasker. 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." continued Tasker.

Hines said, “Tripmaster is one of the great technology companies in the trucking industry, with an amazing history that goes back to its beginnings at Rockwell in the 70’s, outstanding talent and enviable positions in its product lines. This is truly a career high point for me to join the CI leadership team and have the opportunity to build on Tripmaster’s success."

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

“This is more than a promotion for me.” added Hines. “This is a chance to positively impact our country, because Tripmaster products make trucking safer, improve the skill of drivers and make vehicles more efficient so less fuel is used. I never forget that trucking is the engine that drives America. Our economy depends on trucks. From the 18 wheeler traveling cross country to the van your plumber uses are all critical to the well-being of our country.”

Tripmaster systems have been in daily use since 1979, providing fleets with greater efficiency, safety, and improved profitability. Only Tripmaster offers this level of proven performance, backed by the longest warranty in the business. With Tripmaster, companies get the driver, route, and equipment information they need to successfully manage their fleets.

Tripmaster modular systems are the most adaptable to changing needs, year after year. When any company is ready for the most proven fleet management tools available, Tripmaster will deliver.

About Tripmaster Corporation

Tripmaster Corporation (, pioneer of electronic onboard recording technology in North America, was founded by Rockwell International in the 1970’s, and today claims the largest installed user base in its industry. Tripmaster products are known for their user-friendly functionality and rugged durability in the harsh commercial truck fleet environment.


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