SOURCE: Wabash National Corporation

March 03, 2008 16:17 ET

Wabash National Appoints Chief Operating Officer

LAFAYETTE, IN--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) today announced the appointment of Mr. Joseph M. Zachman to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of its executive management team, effective immediately.

Mr. Zachman, who joined Wabash National in 2005 as Vice President of Manufacturing, has served as Senior Vice President of Manufacturing since June of 2006.

Commenting on the appointment, Wabash National's President and Chief Executive Officer Dick Giromini said, "Joe has been instrumental in leading our efforts to establish Wabash National trailers as the highest quality products in the industry. In his new expanded role, we look forward to leveraging Joe's strong leadership skills to ever higher levels of quality and productivity for the trailer industry."

Mr. Zachman has over 24 years of manufacturing experience including serving as Vice President and General Manager for TTM Technologies; President of CDR Corporation; and Director of Operations of Sanmina Corporation. Mr. Zachman began his career with Delco Electronics Corporation.

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, trailer service centers and retail distributors of new and used trailers and aftermarket parts throughout the U.S.

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