Hinton Transportation Investments, (parent company of New Life Transport Parts, Road Equipment and Pace Trailer) has appointed Robert Lindley president and CEO. This appointment is a part of the planned transition set into motion by Robert L Hinton, founder and principal owner. Lindley previously was the company’s president and chief operating officer and has been with HTI for four years. Hinton will remain active in his role as chairman of the HTI board, according to an announcement.
“Over the past five years we have transformed our management team to a young and talented group who will lead our company for the next decade and beyond. Robert embodies the values of our family business and focuses on long-term business results,” says Hinton. “After 35 years of running our company, I am gratified to turn over the reins to Robert, who is poised to make our future great.”
Lindley joined the Hinton family in 2014 and was able to work closely with the company’s long-time leaders, Larry Yeager, Al Stabler and Bruce Black before assuming the role of president and COO. He has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining the company, Lindley held various leadership positions at FleetPride Inc. from its inception in 1998 until 2013, including vice president, supply chain, and senior vice president, operations.
“I’m very fortunate to have worked for some of the industry’s greatest people throughout my career. Starting my path under Wayne Stockseth clearly set everything in motion and gave me a solid foundation to build from. Now, I’ve been blessed to work under Bob Hinton for the last few years. Both men have been visionaries in the heavy-duty parts distribution space and both know how important people are to continued growth and success of a business,” Lindley says.
“We know the winning formula and have many talented people in place at HTI to accelerate our growth moving forward and deliver more value to our industry partners, customers and ownership. It is an exciting opportunity,” he adds.