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June 6, 2018 3:45 PM, EDT
Brent Yeagy Named CEO of Trailer Maker Wabash National Corp.
Wabash National Corp. refrigerated trailer (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. named Brent Yeagy its president and CEO, succeeding Richard Giromini.

The Lafayette, Ind.-based company made the announcement on June 2.

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Giromini will stay on with Wabash National until June 1, 2019, serving as the executive adviser, and then retire. That follows through with the company’s planned succession announced on Dec. 15, 2017.

Yeagy has had many roles at Wabash National over the past 15 years. Most recently he had been serving as president and chief operating officer since Oct. 1, 2016. His other roles included vice president of Manufacturing, vice president and general manager of Commercial Trailer Products as well as senior vice president and group president of Commercial Trailer Products.

“I’m honored and humbled to be named the president and CEO of Wabash National,” Yeagy said in a press release. “I’m fortunate to have spent the last 15 years at Wabash National under the leadership of Dick Giromini.”

Giromini served as CEO for 11 years.

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According to Martin Jischke, the company’s chairman, Giromini transformed the company that manufactures a diverse range of products, including dry freight and refrigerated trailers, bulk tank trailers, truck bodies, intermodal equipment, trailer aerodynamic solutions.

“As CEO, Dick changed Wabash National from being primarily a dry van manufacturer to the growing, diversified manufacturer it is today,” Jischke said. “The board is confident that new CEO Brent Yeagy — a talented, energetic and experienced leader — will build on the foundation Dick put in place and carry Wabash National’s legacy of innovation and growth into the future.”

Yeagy also complimented Giromini’s leadership and plans to build upon the example he set.

“He created a strong foundation,” Yeagy said. “The next chapter at Wabash National will capitalize on the pillars Dick implemented: focus, lean manufacturing, company culture, and a strategic plan for growth and diversification.”