Chris Jones: New President/Chief Operating Officer of ARI-HETRA


ARI Phoenix, Inc. appoints Christopher Jones as its President/Chief Operating Officer

Seasoned Sales Executive takes the helm to drive next level growth.

Sharonville, Ohio (May 10, 2024) – ARI Phoenix, Inc. (“ARI”) ( is pleased to announce that Christopher Jones of Liberty Township Ohio joins the company as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Jones most recently served as the President of GF Machining Solutions, the US operation of a Swiss leader in machining and automation. His 30-year career has been marked by excellence in sales development and general corporate leadership.

Mr. Jones remarked “I’m thrilled to bring my skills to bear at such a great local company.”

ARI is an industry leader in shop equipment for the heavy-duty truck maintenance industry across North America. The company’s flagship product is the ARI-HETRA mobile column lift (MCL) which is sold in ARI’s trademarked “safety green.” The MCL is the preferred solution to safely lift trucks weighing as much as 150,000 lbs with any wheelbase or width. As the name implies, mobile column lifts are easily moved between service bays and are purchased at a fraction of comparable fixed solutions.

Gary Hudson, Chairman and CEO of ARI-HETRA notes “We are so excited to join forces with Chris and are confident that he will take us to the next level!”