Wabash National Chief Executive Officer Richard J. Giromini has informed the company of his intention to step down on June 1, 2018.
The company plans to name current chief operating officer Brent Yeagy as the new CEO as part of a planned succession. Giromini will stay with the company to support Yeagy in his new role, serving as executive advisor through June 1, 2019, when he will retire from Wabash National.
“Dick Giromini’s leadership of Wabash National Corporation has been quite extraordinary, said Martin Jischke, chairman of the board at Wabash. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I extend to Dick our gratitude and admiration for his many contributions as Wabash National’s Chief Executive Officer. His impact on Wabash National has been remarkable.”
The company also praised Yeagy, calling him a talented, energetic, and experienced leader. Giromini has been with Wabash National for 15 years, including 11 years as CEO.
“With this transformation now at a good stage, it’s the perfect time to step down," said Giromini. "I am extremely confident that Brent Yeagy is not only well-prepared to take over the reins, but equipped to take our company to greater and greater heights. “I look forward to working with Brent to assure a smooth transition of leadership over these next several months and in providing him ongoing support in the year to follow.”