Board of Directors
Therese BassettManaging Director, NuVentures LLC\nNominating & Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees
Ms. Bassett is the Managing Director of NuVentures LLC., a consulting firm focused on strategy, innovation and M&A pipeline development. Prior to NuVentures, she served as Chief Strategy, Innovation, and Mergers and Acquisitions Officer at Avnet, Inc., where she was responsible for identifying growth opportunities to enhance the overall business portfolio, financial strength and global market value.
During her 26-year career with Avnet, Ms. Bassett also held the positions of Senior Vice President, Global HR Solutions (2010-2016), Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Intelligence (1998-2010), Manager, Electronic Manufacturing Services Business Development (1995-1998), and International Export and Transportation Manager (1993-1995).
Ms. Bassett was elected to the Wabash National Board of Directors in November 2019. She is a graduate of Temple University and received an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
John G. BossChief Executive Officer and President, Momentive Performance Materials Inc.\nCompensation & Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees
Mr. John G. (“Jack”) Boss has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (“MPM”), MPM Holdings Inc. and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Holdings LLC—which produce silicones, silicone derivatives, and functional silanes, and manufacture and develop products derived from quartz and specialty ceramics—since December 2014, after serving in an interim capacity since October 2014. He has also served as a Director of MPM Holdings Inc. since October 2014.
Mr. Boss previously served as the President of Silicones & Quartz Division at MPM from March to December 2014 and served as its Executive Vice President since March 2014. In April 2014, shortly after Mr. Boss joined the company, MPM filed voluntary petitions for reorganization relief pursuant to Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Boss’ career spans more than 30 years in the specialty chemicals and materials industry, including various leadership positions with Honeywell International from 2003 to 2014, including Vice President and General Manager of Specialty Products, Vice President and General Manager of Specialty Chemicals, President of Honeywell Safety Products at Honeywell International and Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell Specialty Chemicals at Honeywell Specialty Materials, LLC. Prior to joining Honeywell, Mr. Boss held positions of increasing responsibility at Great Lakes Chemical Corporation and Ashland Corporation (formerly International Specialty Products).
He has a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Rutgers Graduate School of Management in 1996 and a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University in 1981.
Mr. Boss was elected to the Wabash National Board of Directors in December 2017.
Dr. Martin C. JischkeChairman of the Board \nRetired President, Purdue University\nAudit & Compensation Committees
Dr. Jischke served as President of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, from August 2000 until his retirement in July 2007. Dr. Jischke became Chairman of our Board of Directors at the 2007 Annual Meeting. Dr. Jischke also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. Jischke previously served as a director of Duke Realty Corporation from 2004–2016 and served as a director of Vectren Corporation from 2007–2017. Dr. Jischke has served in leadership positions, including as President, of four major research universities in the United States, in which he was charged with the strategic and financial leadership of each organization. He was also previously appointed as a Special Assistant to the United States Secretary of Transportation.
John E. KunzSenior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Concrete, Inc. \nAudit, Compensation, & Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees
John E. Kunz has been the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for U.S. Concrete, Inc., a concrete and aggregate products producer serving the construction and building materials industries, since October 2017. Prior to his current position, Mr. Kunz served as Vice President and Controller of Tenneco Inc., a global manufacturer of automotive emission control and ride control systems. In this role, which he held from March 2015 to September 2017, Mr. Kunz served as the company’s principal accounting officer with responsibility for the company’s corporate accounting and financial reporting globally. Prior to that, Mr. Kunz served as Tenneco’s Vice President, Treasurer and Tax, a position he held since July 2006, preceded by his position as Tenneco’s Vice President and Treasurer, which he held from February 2004 until July 2006. Prior to his employment with Tenneco, Mr. Kunz was the Vice President and Treasurer of Great Lakes Chemical Corporation, a position he held from August 2001 until February 2004, after holding several finance positions of increasing responsibility at Great Lakes, beginning in 1999.
Mr. Kunz holds a Master of Management in finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, along with an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Kunz joined the Wabash National Board of Directors in March 2011.
Larry J. MageeInterim CEO, Magnolia Group, LLC\nCompensation & Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees
Since April 2017, Larry Magee has served as Interim CEO of Magnolia Group, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm. Mr. Magee was the President and CEO of Heartland Automotive Services, Inc., the largest operator of quick lube retail service centers, operating over 540 Jiffy Lube locations in North America. He held this position from April 2015 until his retirement in October 2016. Mr. Magee remains on the Board of Directors of Heartland Automotive.
Prior to assuming the role of President and CEO of Heartland Automotive, Mr. Magee was the President, Consumer Tire U.S. & Canada, for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, a position he held from January 2011 until his retirement from Bridgestone in September 2013. He also served as Chairman of BFS Retail & Commercial Operations, LLC and Bridgestone of Canada, Inc. From December 2001 until January 2011, he served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of BFS Retail & Commercial Operations, LLC. Prior to December 2001, Mr. Magee served as President of Bridgestone/Firestone Retail Division, beginning in 1998.
Mr. Magee has over 38 years combined experience in sales, marketing, and operational management, and held positions of increasing responsibility within the Bridgestone/Firestone family of companies during his 38-year tenure with Bridgestone/Firestone. He joined the Wabash National Board of Directors in January 2005.
Ann D. MurtlowChief Executive Officer, United Way of Central Indiana\nCompensation & Nominating and Corporate Governance CommitteesSince April 2013, Ann D. Murtlow has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Central Indiana. She previously worked as the principal consultant at AM Consulting LLC as well as President and CEO of Indianapolis Power & Light Company under AES Corporation. Mrs. Murtlow has been on the Wabash National Board of Directors since February 2013. She also serves as Director for First Internet Bancorp, Great Plains Energy and their subsidiaries.
Scott K. SorensenPresident and Chief Operating Officer, Ivanti\nAudit & Compensation Committees
Mr. Sorensen is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Ivanti, a technology company that helps organizations manage and secure the digital workplace. Prior to accepting his role at Ivanti in June 2018, he served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Sorenson Holdings and its subsidiary Sorenson Communications, a provider of communication services and products. Mr. Sorensen held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Sorenson Communications from August 2007 to March 2016. Prior to Sorenson Holdings, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Headwaters, Inc. from October 2005 to August 2007 and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. from March 2001 to October 2005. Mr. Sorensen joined the Wabash National Board of Directors in March 2005.
Stuart A. Taylor IIChief Executive Officer, The Taylor Group LLC\nAudit & Compensation Committees
Mr. Stuart A. Taylor II is the chief executive officer of The Taylor Group LLC in Chicago, a private equity firm focused on creating and acquiring businesses. In this role, which he has held since 2001, Mr. Taylor oversees the firm’s sourcing and execution of investments and acquisition and disposition transactions. In addition, Mr. Taylor delivers deep financial and transactional expertise based on his Wall Street career along with significant experience as a director for publicly traded companies.
He previously held positions as senior managing director at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. (1999-2001), and managing director of CIBC World Markets and head of its Global Automotive Group and Capital Goods Group (1996-1999). He also served as managing director of the Automotive Industry Group at Bankers Trust (1993-1996) following a 10-year position in corporate finance at Morgan Stanley & Co.
Mr. Taylor was elected to the Wabash National Board of Directors in August 2019. He also serves as a director for Hillenbrand Inc. and Ball Corporation. He is a graduate of Yale University and received an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Brent L. YeagyPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Wabash National Corporation
Brent L. Yeagy is an industrial manufacturing leader with more than 20 years of experience in the automotive and commercial transportation industries. Since June 2018, Mr. Yeagy has been responsible for the strategic direction and operations of Wabash National Corporation in his role as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Before his appointment as President and CEO, Mr. Yeagy was President and Chief Operating Officer at from October 2016 to June 2018. Mr. Yeagy joined Wabash National in 2003 and held a number of positions with increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Manufacturing, Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Trailer Products, and Senior Vice President – Group President, Commercial Trailer Products.
Prior to Wabash National, from 1999 to 2003, Mr. Yeagy held various positions within human resources, environmental engineering and safety management for Delco Remy International. Mr. Yeagy served in various plant engineering roles at Rexnord Corporation from December 1995 through 1999. He also served in the United States Navy from 1991 to 1994.
Mr. Yeagy holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering Science and a Master of Science in Safety Engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA in Business Management from Anderson University. He has also attended executive programs at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business as well as Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Mr. Yeagy is a graduate of the U.S. Navy’s Naval Nuclear Power Program and participated in the Navy’s Officer Candidate Program.