Rush Enterprises announces promotions

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Rush Enterprises Inc. announced the promotions of Steven Keller to senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, and Derrek Weaver to senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. The company also appointed Corey Lowe to the newly created position of senior vice president of Peterbilt Dealerships.

Keller has served as vice president, CFO and treasurer since 2007. He has been involved in the company’s finance and accounting functions since 1997 and will maintain responsibility for financial analysis and planning, business acquisitions, SEC reporting, investor relations and corporate taxes.

Weaver has served as vice president and general counsel since 2010. He remains responsible for overseeing the company’s legal department, general corporate governance matters and the legal aspects of business acquisitions and SEC reporting. He served as the company’s vice president of legal affairs and chief compliance officer from February 2005, when he joined the company, until 2010.

“Both Steve and Derrek are outstanding professionals in their fields and have been instrumental in the company’s ability to accomplish key growth initiatives, including recent major business acquisitions,” says W.M. “Rusty” Rush, president and chief executive officer. “Their continued leadership will no doubt benefit the Rush organization and contribute significantly to the company’s success in the future.”

Lowe has been appointed to the newly created position of senior vice president of Peterbilt Dealerships and will be responsible for overall dealership operations of the company’s Peterbilt Division. He joined Rush in 1998 and has served as regional manager for the company’s North Texas, Oklahoma and Tennessee dealerships since 2008, regional general manager for Rush Truck Centers in Oklahoma from 2006 to 2008, and general manager of the company’s Oklahoma City dealership from 2003 to 2006.

“I am pleased to name Corey Lowe to this new position,” Rush says. “Corey has spent his entire career in the Rush Truck Centers dealership organization, and I am confident his expert knowledge of both the Peterbilt product line and dealership operations will contribute greatly to his success in this new role.”