Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp. has announced Chief Executive Officer Richard Giromini (pictured) will step down in June and stay on for a year as an executive advisor until retiring. Brent Yeagy, current president and chief operating officer, will become president and CEO. Giromini has been with Wabash National for more than 15 years, 11 of which as CEO.
His industrial manufacturing career began at General Motors Corp. and continued in a series of successive engineering and senior management positions at Doehler-Jarvis Corp., Hayes Wheels International, ITT Automotive and Accuride Corp.
He also serves on the executive committee and is past chairman of the Indiana Manufacturers Association; serves on the executive committee and is past chairman of the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association; serves on the board and is a member of the executive committee of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership; serves on the board of CICP’s Ascend Indiana; serves on the board of Greater Lafayette Commerce and is a member of the GLC Economic & Community Development Council; serves as vice chairman of the Senior Council of Junior Achievement; serves on the steering committee for the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network regional initiative and previously served on the board of Robbins & Myers.
Giromini holds a Master of Science in Industrial Management and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from Clarkson University. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Mike Pettit has been appointed senior vice president and group president, Final Mile Products. The group was created following the acquisition of Supreme Industries, a leading manufacturer of truck bodies. This new reporting segment includes Supreme and Wabash National truck bodies and other final mile equipment used in the growing ecommerce and home delivery markets.
Pettit has served as vice president of finance and investor relations since 2014, concurrently serving as integration leader for Supreme since August. He joined Wabash National in 2012 as director of finance for commercial trailer products. Also, Pettit previously held various finance positions with increasing responsibility at Ford Motor Co.
Also, Mark Weber, president and chief executive officer of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Supreme Industries Inc., is stepping down to pursue other opportunities. He has served in the roles since May 2013.
Wabash National has also appointed John "Jack" Boss to its board of directors, as well as to certain board committees. His career spans more than 30 years in the specialty chemicals and materials industry. He currently serves as president and CEO of Momentive Performance Materials Inc., and MPM Holdings Inc., a position he has held since 2014.