Wabash National appoints chief operating officer

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Wabash National Corp. announced the appointment of Joseph M. Zachman to senior vice president and chief operating officer of its executive management team, effective immediately. Zachman, who joined Wabash National in 2005 as vice president of manufacturing, has served as senior vice president of manufacturing since June 2006.

“Joe has been instrumental in leading our efforts to establish Wabash National trailers as the highest-quality products in the industry,” says Dick Giromini, president and chief executive officer of Lafayette, Ind.-based Wabash National. “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.”

Zachman has more than 24 years of manufacturing experience, including serving as vice president and general manager for TTM Technologies; president of CDR Corp.; and director of operations of Sanmina Corp. He began his career with Delco Electronics Corp.