Dustin Smith

Dustin Smith, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Dustin Smith was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer on December 8, 2023. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer since June 4, 2021.

Mr. Smith joined Wabash in 2007 and has held a number of positions with increasing responsibility, including Director of Finance, Director of Manufacturing, Vice President of Manufacturing, Senior Vice President and General Manager – Commercial Trailer Products, Senior Vice President and Group President – Commercial Trailer Products, and Senior Vice President, Global Operations.

Prior to Wabash, from 2000 to 2007, Mr. Smith held various positions at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn Michigan, across both product development and manufacturing divisions, including Plant Controller. His 20+ years of experience in finance and operations gives Mr. Smith a unique understanding of how manufacturing systems directly affect financial results.

Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and an MBA in Corporate Finance from Purdue University. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, in addition to attending several executive programs at the Booth School of Management from University of Chicago.

Mr. Smith resides on the board of directors for the Composites Company, based in Melbourne, Florida. He also resides, locally, on the board of directors for the West Lafayette Parks Foundation and Lafayette Symphony Orchestra.