Tripp Lite Appoints Darwin Haines as Senior Vice President - International Business Leadership transition will drive global business strategies

CHICAGO, Aug. 19, 2015 /CNW/ -- Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of IT infrastructure products, has announced the appointment of Darwin Haines as its new Senior Vice President of International Business.

Haines joined Tripp Lite in 2008 as Vice President of International Business Development. After successfully establishing the brand in the Russia/CIS market, he was promoted to Vice President of Sales for EMEA and Asia. Thanks to his achievements in these regions, he will now take on management responsibility of all Tripp Lite's International Sales territories, which also include Canada, Mexico, and Latin America.

Haines' new appointment came after Bill DeCicco, the current Executive Vice President of International Business, announced his plans to retire at the end of this year. Tripp Lite President Glen Haeflinger commented, "We appreciate the commitment that Bill demonstrated during his 19 years of service. He has been a tremendous asset to the company and he will be missed."

On the subject of the transition, Haeflinger remarked, "Darwin's keen business sense and effectiveness as a leader and manager are proven. I have full confidence that he will continue to stimulate the development of our global business." The executive concluded, "The task of growing business in new markets, each with its own unique challenges and disperse geography, requires persistence and creativity, and Darwin has always successfully delivered results."

Already active in his new role, Haines has begun to develop new global business strategies. "Our strategic aim for Tripp Lite's international business is to steadily grow over time by maintaining a sharp focus on key markets and business development priorities, backed by a high level of customer support," he affirmed. "In leading the broader global effort, I intend to leverage Tripp Lite's existing international resources, which include strong regional leadership, local offices and training centers, experienced sales and technical teams and a solid network of loyal partners," Haines continued. "I am honored by the new appointment and look forward to working with our global partners to expand Tripp Lite's international presence."

Haines has nearly 20 years of International Business experience and over 10 years of experience in the technology industry, working with major companies such as Motorola and Actuant. He holds a degree in Engineering and Economics from the U.S. Military Academy and an MBA from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business.

About Tripp Lite

Outstanding product reliability and exceptional service have been Tripp Lite trademarks for more than 90 years. Tripp Lite's innovations include the world's first UPS system for personal computers and the world's most trusted surge suppressor, the Isobar®. Tripp Lite maintains inventory of more than 3,000 different products, including UPS systems, racks and cooling solutions, PDUs, KVMs, cables and connectivity products, and more. Headquartered in Chicago, Tripp Lite maintains a global presence with offices worldwide. Additional information can be found by visiting

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Jackie Sutherland
Public Relations – Tripp Lite


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