Blooming Prairie, MN, June 27, 2013 – Minimizer is pleased to announce the addition of Christopher P. Thorpe “CT” as Chief Financial Officer of Spray Control Systems, Inc. DBA Minimizer. Mr. Thorpe will also serve as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business Development forKruckeberg Enterprises, the holding company of Spray Control Systems, Inc. Minimizer is the world-leading manufacturer of poly truck fenders, poly Tool Boxes, poly floor mats, customized mud flaps, and bracket kits.

“I made the move to Minimizer and Kruckeberg Enterprises because I saw an industry-leading company with tremendous growth potential,” said CT during a recent interview. “The management team has exceptional talent and the product dominates the aftermarket sector delivering a strong brand promise and a significant upside for growth.”



Mr. Thorpe has over 25 years of financial management and development experience. He has worked primarily with manufacturing companies providing leadership in strategy, mergers and acquisition guidance, risk management, activity based costing, financial analysis and advising companies through substantial change.

“We are very pleased to have CT as a part of our management team,” said Craig Kruckeberg, Minimizer and Kruckeberg Enterprises CEO & Chief Visionary. “In order to grow and properly manage our teams, resources, and processes we need top caliber executives like CT that can deliver world-class results internally and externally. As we expand and move forward with our growth strategy we will continue to bolster our management team with leaders like CT.”

Prior to joining Minimizer and Kruckeberg Enterprises Mr. Thorpe was Vice President of Financial Services for Kemps, LLC, an $850 million super regional full line dairy processor based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Before this he worked as a senior auditor for Pannell Kerr Forster, a UK Chartered Accounting firm from 1986-1990, as a Financial Director (UK CFO) for Hi-Tec Integrity Castings from 1990-1992, as Vice President of Finance for Unitcast from 1994 to 1996 and as an activity based costing and general financial consultant for various organizations from 1994-1996. Mr. Thorpe earned a degree in Finance & Accounting from Sunderland University in England and is a UK Chartered Accountant.

“This is an opportunity to add value to a strong growth company and leverage my significant financial and manufacturing industry experience,” said CT. “I look forward to contributing to the existing knowledge base present in the company and taking Minimizer and Kruckeberg Enterprises to the next level of business development.”

Leveraging over 27 years of manufacturing expertise at its state-of-the-art facility in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Minimizer delivers semi truck fenders, heavy-duty truck floor mats and accessories that enhance the performance of all makes and models of over the road trucks, construction vehicles, or agriculture equipment. Check it out at the “Proving Grounds” video!

About Minimizer
Enhance and protect your vehicle with Minimizer products. The toughness is unmatched as seen on this Minimizer promotional video entitled“Tested & Tortured”.

Minimizer poly fenders and related products are available through exclusive Minimizer distributors. For more information or to contact a dealer, call (800) 248-3855, visit our website or email us at info@highbarbrands.com.

Headquartered in Blooming Prairie, Minn., Minimizer manufactures poly truck fenders, poly Tool Boxes, customized mud flaps, and bracket kits. Family owned and operated for nearly three generations, Minimizer parent company Spray Control Systems, Inc., was founded in 1983. Minimizer aims to provide products tough enough to please tough people in a tough industry. For more information call (800) 248-3855 or visithttps://www.minimizer.com///.