Wabash National Corporation, a diversified industrial manufacturer and a leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, announced the appointment of Melanie D. Margolin as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
She will oversee all of the company’s legal affairs worldwide in areas such as corporate, commercial, regulatory, intellectual property, ethics, compliance and litigation.
She brings 21 years of legal experience in a myriad of substantive areas, both domestically and globally, which will allow her to provide proactive legal advice and develop policies and initiatives that foster Wabash National’s strategic growth plans.
“I am pleased to welcome Ms. Margolin to the Wabash National team during this exciting period of growth and diversification in our company,” said Dick Giromini, CEO. “Her diverse legal experience, business acumen, and track record of collaboration and building great teams will be an integral part of our leadership structure. She also brings a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, which aligns with our focus on organizational development and talent management at all levels of the workforce.”
Prior to joining Wabash National, Margolin was Deputy General Counsel at Cummins Inc., a $20 billion (2017) global company that designs, manufactures, distributes and services a broad portfolio of power solutions. Prior to joining Cummins in 2013, she was an equity partner with Frost Brown Todd in Indianapolis, Indiana, from 2000 to 2013.
Margolin earned a Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois
. She has also completed the Finance for Executives program at Harvard Business School