Leadership Changes at Timpte, Inc.

After 16 years of unwavering dedication and exceptional service, Dale Jones bids farewell to Timpte, Inc. as he retires from the position of President & CEO. As this phase of his remarkable journey with the organization comes to an end, we reflect on the significant impact he has had on Timpte, Inc. and the community.

Jones, who joined Timpte, Inc. in 2008, has been an integral part of our success story. Throughout his tenure, he has consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence, leadership, and a passion for the ongoing evolution of American transportation. Effective January 1, 2024, Tim Carpenter took over the role of President & CEO of Timpte, Inc.

Under Jones’ leadership, Timpte has achieved numerous milestones, including the opening of seven Customer Support Centers, several plant expansions, and the creation of Thunderstone Manufacturing, Lincoln Marine and Equipment Trailer product lines. Dale played a pivotal role in the purchase of the equipment trailer assembly center (ETAC) facility in David City, the addition of a wiring harness manufacturing group, and Timpte’s market share growth.

Pictured Left to Right: Dale Jones, Tim Carpenter

“Dale Jones has been a cornerstone of the Timpte, Inc. organization for the past 16 years. His dedication, hard work, and leadership have been instrumental. From doubling trailer production to being at the forefront of multiple expansions in the company, he has invested his career in the development of the future of Timpte. We are truly grateful for his contributions, and he leaves behind a lasting legacy that will be remembered for years to come,” said Tim Carpenter, incoming President & CEO of Timpte, Inc.

Carpenter is a native to Nebraska, growing up just north of Timpte’s David City headquarters in Columbus, Nebraska, and is a graduate from University of Nebraska (UNL). During his time at UNL, Tim was part of the 1994, 1995, and 1997 National Championship Husker football team.

Tim brings with him several years of leadership experience, particularly in Operations. His most recent position was Chief Operating Officer at Lincoln Industries, where he held full P&L responsibilities for plants located in Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Mexico. Tim played a key role in integrating new acquisitions into the Lincoln Industries culture, and he developed operational strategies supporting growth and profitability on a site-by-site basis.

Prior to his time at Lincoln Industries, Tim held various leadership roles at Pella Corporation, further enhancing his expertise in organizational management and strategic leadership.

Jones will continue his active role on the Timpte Board of Directors, and the day-to-day management of Timpte’s subsidiary company, Thunderstone Manufacturing, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, while overseeing the development of the new Lincoln Manufacturing Facility scheduled to open in early 2025.


Serving the transportation industry since 1884, Timpte is the #1 selling dry bulk commodity trailer in North America. Headquartered in David City, Nebraska, Timpte trailers are sold and serviced by a network of 10 factory-direct Customer Support Centers located throughout the Midwest and over 30 authorized Dealers with facilities based throughout the rest of North America. Timpte represents American craftsmanship and innovation at its finest. We are proud to designate each new manufactured trailer as Made in America.

Timpte is the #1 selling dry bulk commodity trailer in North America.