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Wabash National’s Composites business makes several organizational changes

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Wabash National’s Composites business has announced several appointments and organizational changes recently.

The composites business designs and manufactures composite panels and doors, trailer aerodynamic solutions, portable storage containers and mobile shelters.

Jeff Cole was named director of business development. In his new role, Cole will lead all business development activities supporting Wabash National’s composite growth initiatives. He comes from Solvay, where he most recently had sales responsibility for its Industrial Business Division. Mr. Cole has spent his entire career in the global composite materials industry serving, among others, the aerospace and aviation, automotive, and wind energy global markets.

Frank Pendleton was appointed director of sales for Wabash Composites. He will be responsible for leading the Composites sales team in achieving Wabash National’s strategic growth initiatives .Most recently he served as vice-president and general manager at Scott Intermodal, located in Jacksonville, Fla. He has more than 25 years in the transportation industry in positions of increasing responsibility in sales and operations.

Joseph Perry was named  the business’s sales manager where he will be responsible for selling the Wabash Composites product portfolio, including Wabash National’s industry-leading aerodynamic trailer solutions. He has spent the last 10 years working at Michelin and, most recently, Ziegler Tire, where he managed the sales team and key customer accounts.

Finally, Blake Robertson is the company’s new director of manufacturing. Robertson will lead Wabash National’s composites manufacturing teams in Lafayette and Frankfort, Indiana. He comes to Wabash National after 23 years in the extrusion industry. Most recently, he was v.p. & GM for the US Midwest Region for Sapa.

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