SOURCE: Wabash National Corporation

June 08, 2007 16:45 ET

Dr. Martin Jischke Appointed Chairman of Wabash National Corporation

LAFAYETTE, IN--(Marketwire - June 8, 2007) - Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) today announced that Dr. Martin Jischke has been appointed Chairman, effective May 24, 2007. He succeeds William P. Greubel, former Wabash National President and CEO, who will remain as a Director of the company.

"I am proud to assume the role of Chairman of the Board for Wabash National Corporation," said Dr. Jischke. "I look forward to working closely with the Board and the company as they begin to execute their strategic plan for growth and increased shareholder value."

"Dr. Jischke has been an active member of our Board of Directors for over five years," said Dick Giromini, Wabash National President and Chief Executive Officer. "His vast experience, knowledge and leadership will be a tremendous benefit to the company and its shareholders."

"We also would like to thank Bill Greubel for his distinguished tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer and, most recently, as Chairman," Giromini added. "We look forward to his continued contributions as a member of our Board of Directors."

A Director of Wabash National since January of 2002, Dr. Jischke has served as President of Purdue University since August of 2000. He received his bachelor's degree in physics with honors from the Illinois Institute of Technology and earned his master's and doctoral degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has served on numerous civic, state, and corporate boards during his career. Additionally, he has been a science advisor and consultant to a range of state and federal agencies, government officials, and corporations, including a term as a White House fellow and special assistant to the secretary of transportation. In 2006, Dr. Jischke was appointed by President George W. Bush to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Vectren Corporation, and Duke Realty.

Headquartered in Lafayette, Ind., Wabash National® Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is one of the leading manufacturers of semi trailers in North America. Established in 1985, the company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, flatbed trailers, drop deck trailers, and intermodal equipment. Its innovative core products are sold under the DuraPlate®, ArcticLite®, and Eagle® brand names. The company operates two wholly owned subsidiaries: Transcraft Corporation, a manufacturer of flatbed and drop deck trailers; and Wabash National Trailer Centers, a retail distributor of new and used trailers and aftermarket parts throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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