TREW is a provider of automated material handling solutions for integrators and end users, including Warehouse Execution Systems (WES), Warehouse Control Systems (WCS), PLC- and server-based machine controls, motorized driven roller (MDR) and conventional conveyor, and services such as conception, engineering, technical support, parts, field service and training. Our staff and broad network of integrator partners work together to enable uncommonly smart solutions scalable to any material handling need.

Trew was formed in January 2019 and is new to the industry only in name; we have 20 years of operational experience built on the foundation of two innovative and well-known companies, Hilmot and Tech King Operations.

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TREW Commitment

Do what is right
and Trew

We have delivered for the who's who in retail and ecommerce; from conveyor solutions to flexible highly automated order fulfillment operations.

Our people, collaboration, know-how, continuous improvement, and open communications have been the keys to success.



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Chris Arnold
President & COO

Mark Tefend


Mark Tefend - CEO

  • 25+ Years of industrial experience

  • One of the original founders and senior executives of Intelligrated 

  • Executive and senior management roles with Emerson Electric, Rockwell International, Canadian Marconi and Honeywell

  • Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Cincinnati Class 30

  • BA, Ohio University; MPIA, University of Pittsburgh

  • Juris Doctor, University of Cincinnati

  • Admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio

Chris Arnold - President & COO

  • 28+ Years of executive level operations leadership

  • Logistics GMM Walmart overseeing DC Operations

  • Built supply chain as Director of US Logistics for

  • BSBA, John Brown University, Walton School of Business

Our people are our greatest asset, we ask them to...

  • Be extraordinary

  • Do the right thing, even when no one else is watching

  • Work fearlessly

  • Own the outcomes

  • Win together

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We have a deep bench strength of industry veterans leading the way of a youthful mix of talented professionals. Our team believes great results are created by embracing new ways of thinking and combining it with leadership that knows how to deliver.

So what does Trew mean?

Trew : believe, trust

[trü] – Scottish

Industries Served


With 1000s of installations world-wide, we serve retail, warehouse, distribution, manufacturing and ecommerce industries in a range of solutions:

Additional Applications Served

  • Audio/Video Distribution

  • Books/Publishing Distribution

  • Tobacco Distribution

  • Express and 3PL Parcel

  • Manufacturing Distribution

  • Reverse Logistics

  • Tire Handling Automotive

  • ​​Beverage Distribution

  • Liquor Distribution

  • Cosmetics Distribution

  • Assembly lines in the electronics industry

  • Postal and Document Handling

  • Production lines for the appliance industry

  • Machine linking in automation

Original Equipment Experience

We have delivered software and hardware integrating our own and other OEM (original equipment manufacturer) equipment to create client success. Our experience included host integration with the who's who of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), as well as automation suppliers of conveyor, sortation, ASRS, and robotic technologies.

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Our experienced team and know how can help lead the way in creating successful solutions, reducing overall customer costs and risks - backed by in-house 24x7 technical support.



Your solution will require a mix of process, people and technology. Rarely one single approach can solve all business problems, so having access to a collaborative ecosystem of know-how, services, technologies, and support speeds getting to uncommonly smart solutions for your business. The goal for TREWpartners are to collaborate and deliver a solution where we all win together – you the client, our partners, and Trew.


We have partnerships with access to an ecosystem of products, services and people to collaborate on solutions, and how together we can best serve you, the client.



We are proud to support a network of material handling system integrators covering the Americas; who can apply our products, software and services to meet client’s goals. We believe integrator, client and Trew all need to win together, and we work to ensure our partners are fully supported before, during and after a system is installed. We collaboratively support client installations, making sure the client is taken care of and our integrator partner has the visibility to collaborate on service requests. We are here to help our partners and their clients be successful.



Trew HQ & Operations

5855 Union Centre Boulevard, Suite 100, Fairfield, Ohio 45014


11925 W Carmen Ave,
Milwaukee, WI 53225


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