Wabash National Announces Management Changes

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Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp. (NYSE: WNC) has announced new roles for two executives. Bob Nida will fill the newly-created position of vice president of organizational development while Rick Klein will serve as vice president and general manager.

February 25, 2014

News Release

Lafayette, Ind. -- Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America's leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, today announced two management changes to support the company's ongoing strategic growth.

Bob Nida has been appointed to the new position of Vice President of Organizational Development and will report to Bill Pitchford, Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Mr. Nida, who holds a doctorate in organizational leadership and has extensive experience in human resources executive leadership positions, will lead the continued refinement of talent development initiatives across the company. Mr. Nida joined Wabash National in February 2008 as Vice President of Business Development and most recently served as Vice President and General Manager, Retail.

Rick Klein, formerly General Manager for Transcraft, has been appointed Vice President and General Manager, Retail and will report to Dick Giromini, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Klein joined Wabash National in 2010 and has been instrumental in leading Transcraft into a high-performing, strong contributor to the company's success. In his new role, Mr. Klein will build on Retail's past success, and drive strategic initiatives to further enhance growth and profitability of Wabash National's 18 company-owned retail locations, which are responsible for new and used trailer sales, aftermarket parts sales, and maintenance and repair services.

"This realignment of responsibilities capitalizes on these leaders' backgrounds and strengths, while aligning our structure at the senior level to meet our key business priorities," said Dick Giromini, President and Chief Executive Officer. "I look forward to Mr. Nida's and Mr. Klein's continued strong leadership as we advance our corporate-wide talent development initiatives and our Retail growth strategies."

About Wabash National Corporation

Headquartered in Lafayette, Ind., Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi trailers and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985, the company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, platform trailers, intermodal equipment, liquid tank trailers, frac tanks, engineered products, and composite products. Wabash National’s operations are largely organized under three wholly owned subsidiaries: Transcraft Corporation, Walker Group Holdings LLC and Wabash National Trailer Centers, Inc. Its innovative products are sold under the following brand names: Wabash National, Transcraft, Benson, DuraPlate, ArcticLite, Walker Transport, Walker Stainless Equipment, Walker Defense Group, Walker Barrier Systems, Walker Engineered Products, Brenner Tank, Beall, Garsite, Progress Tank, TST, Bulk Tank International and Extract Technology. Visit www.wabashnational.com to learn more.

Source: Wabash National Corp.