Dennis Bowers will focus on manufacturing process of TDS products.

Tripod Data Systems (TDS) appointed Dennis A. Bowers as manufacturing manager. Bowers’ principal assignment is to define and implement a strategic plan for TDS’ manufacturing supply chain and distribution. He will start immediately and will report to David Scribner, TDS president.

Bowers joins TDS after working 22 years for Hewlett-Packard (HP), most recently in the Mobile Computing Division. At HP he held both engineering and management positions, working primarily in the server and personal computer markets. Bowers has a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California at Davis.

Bowers’ responsibilities will include managing the manufacturing process and ensuring quality in TDS products including the rugged Ranger handheld computer.

Bowers will work from TDS headquarters in Corvallis, Ore. He can be reached at 541-753-9322, or by email at