SOURCE: Wabash National Corporation

August 14, 2009 16:10 ET

Wabash National Corporation Appoints Chief Financial Officer

LAFAYETTE, IN--(Marketwire - August 14, 2009) - Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), announced today that Robert J. Smith has resigned from his position as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective August 31, 2009, having accepted an opportunity with PPC, a privately held company headquartered in New York. Mr. Smith will continue to work with Wabash National's management team through a transition period. Mr. Smith, who joined Wabash National in March of 2003 as Vice President and Corporate Controller, has served as the organization's Chief Financial Officer since June of 2004.

Wabash National also announced the appointment of Mark J. Weber to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective at the time of Mr. Smith's resignation. Mr. Weber, who joined Wabash National in 2005 as Director of Internal Audit, has also served as Director of Finance and most recently Vice President and Corporate Controller. Mr. Weber has 18 years of finance experience including serving as Vice President of Finance for Great Lakes Chemical. He attended Purdue University's Krannert School of Management where he received a Master's of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Commenting on the resignation and appointment, Wabash National's President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Giromini said, "We are indebted to Bob for his tireless efforts and extensive contributions to the business over the past six years, and he will be missed. We appreciate Bob's hard work building a strong organization that now allows for a seamless transition to new leadership of the finance function of our company. Mark is fully prepared to step into his new role without missing a beat and I look forward to working closely with Mark in our quest to enhance value for all shareholders."

About Wabash National 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, dump trailers, truck bodies and intermodal equipment. Its innovative core products are sold under the DuraPlate®, ArcticLite®, FreightPro™, Eagle®, and Benson™ brand names. The company operates two wholly owned subsidiaries: Transcraft® Corporation, a manufacturer of flatbed, drop deck. dump trailers and truck bodies; 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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