Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), announced that Robert J. Smith has resigned from his position as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective August 31, having accepted an opportunity with PPC, a privately held company headquartered in New York.
Smith will continue to work with Wabash National’s management team through a transition period, then will be replaced by Mark J. Weber, who joined Wabash National in 2005 as Director of Internal Audit. Weber also served as Director of Finance and most recently Vice President and Corporate Controller. He 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.
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.
Said Wabash National’s President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Giromini, "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."