Chris Hines Joins Zonar as Executive Vice President
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Zonar Systems, Inc.
19518 International Blvd., Ste. 101
Seattle, WA, 98188-5493
Press release date: October 14, 2011
Seattle, Wash. -Zonar is pleased to announce the addition of Chris Hines to the company with the position of Executive Vice President bringing to Zonar over 25 years of financial and technological experience in the transportation industry.
Hines will be based in Seattle, WA reporting to Zonar president & CEO, Brett Brinton. His primary focus is to develop and oversee Zonar's quickly growing position within the commercial transportation space.
"Zonar is a highly innovative and profitable telematics company with a strong SaaS (Software as a Service) revenue stream and no burdensome legacy systems that have to be overcome to compete in today's technology world. To say I am honored and excited to now be part of the Zonar team is a tremendous understatement," said Hines.
Prior to joining Zonar, Hines held several leadership positions in commercial transportation, most recently serving as president & COO of the Celadon Group. Prior to Celadon, Hines was president and CEO of Tripmaster Corporation (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 & acquisitions. Hines also served as president of Pegasus Transtech overseeing their rollout of truck stop 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 $550M, 125 branch leasing business.
In addition to his impressive career, Hines has been a member of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) board of directors as well as the Truck Rental and Leasing Association (TRALA) board. In 2001, Hines received the American Trucking Association's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
"We are excited to welcome Chris to the Zonar team," said Brett Brinton, Zonar president. "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."
Zonar helps public and private fleet managers improve CSA compliance, increase fleet efficiency and reduce fuel costs through an expansive set of inspection, diagnostic and GPS solutions. In 2001, Zonar released the first Electronic Vehicle Inspection Report (EVIR) system to standardize the pre- and post-trip inspection process and ensure compliance with state and federal law. Through a unique "Inspect, Track, Know" approach, Zonar also developed the V2J telematics platform and the web-based Ground Traffic Control fleet management portal. Zonar's newest product, Z-Con automates the fuel purchasing process and eliminates the danger of fuel theft. Learn more about Zonar at www.zonarsystems.com.