Nortrax president & CEO announces retirement


Nortrax President & CEO Tim Murphy has announced his retirement from the company.

Murphy began his career with Nortrax in 2000 as vice president and general manager of the Midwest region in the United States.

In 2013, he was named to the president and CEO position, in which he has led the Nortrax organization with a keen eye on managing transition and change. His retirement begins on Jan. 1.

“It has been an honour to lead Nortrax over the last six years. Throughout this time, I have been humbled by the commitment and hard work of our people, and their passion for truly providing the best equipment and support to customers.”

Chris P. Holmes, currently vice president of product support and marketing, has been appointed to the president and CEO role. Holmes will lead the Nortrax organization in the United States and Canada as it aims to further develop Nortrax locations.

“After a thorough and thoughtful succession planning process, Chris is the clear choice to lead Nortrax into the future,” Murphy said.

Tim Murphy
Tim Murphy

“He is an accomplished, results-oriented and high-integrity leader, with an excellent track record of improving our operational efficiency and value-added customer support.”

After graduating from the University of New Brunswick in 1985, Holmes began his career with John Deere and has held roles of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and customer support across Canada. He was also in a leadership role at a major construction and forestry dealership in Ontario, which eventually became a part of Nortrax Canada.

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Since 2014, Holmes has served as Nortrax vice president of product support and marketing. In this position, he has successfully led the growth and development of the marketing, customer support and technology groups for the company.  In addition, Chris has been actively involved in various supplier advisory roles throughout his career.

“It is an honour to lead Nortrax into the future,” Holmes said. “Murphy’s leadership has taken Nortrax to new heights, and I look forward to building on the momentum he established. Our industry is evolving and creating new opportunities to better support our customers through highly engaged people and technology. I look forward to our team collectively building an even better customer support business.”