Trail King names Yakley president

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Trail King Industries, manufacturer of open deck and material hauling trailers, announced that it has named Bruce Yakley as its new president. Yakley will succeed current Trail King President Carol Lowe, who is returning to Carlisle Companies on April 1. Yakley brings 37 years of experience in lean manufacturing, supply chain management, engineering and product development to Trail King.

“Bruce Yakley comes to Trail King with the experience needed to navigate today’s demanding marketplace,” says Bill Crown, CC Industries president and chief executive officer. “His strong track record in operational efficiency and organic growth, combined with an emphasis on quality and customer centricity, will be the key assets to driving the continued success of Trail King.”

Yakley has experience in the trailer industry and most recently served as president and chief operating officer of Brenner Tank. Prior to joining Brenner, Yakley held the position of vice president and general manager of the refuse vehicle division of Federal Signal Inc. He also held senior management positions with Leach Co. and JI Case Co.

“We are grateful for the leadership of Carol Lowe, especially through one of the industry’s most challenging economic cycles,” Crown says. “We wish her much success in her future endeavors.”