Supreme Industries names new CEO

A year after its CEO left, Goshen-based Supreme Industries named a new chief executive.

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on April 19, 2013 at 4:49 p.m.

GOSHEN — A year after its chief executive officer resigned, Goshen-based Supreme Industries announced Friday, April 19, that Mark Weber will fill the role starting May 6.

Weber, 55, has been with Federal Signal Corp. since 1996, and since 2003 he’s been a group president overseeing five divisions, according to Supreme’s announcement.

Before working at Federal Signal, Weber spent 17 years at Cummins, where he worked in operations management and product development.

“Mark brings a market-based strategic perspective, high level of customer focus, and a strong commitment to talent development,” said Herbert Gardner, chairman of Supreme’s board.

“He has a proven track record in developing market-leading brands, which is built on a foundation of more than 30 years’ experience in manufacturing. We believe that Mark will be a great complement to our executive leadership team and should ensure a continuation of the excellent progress the company is making,” Gardner said in Friday’s written announcement.

He will head up the company, which makes specialized truck bodies and shuttle buses.

Kim Korth resigned last year as president and CEO of Supreme, leading to the appointment of Matthew W. Long, the company’s chief financial officer, treasurer and assistant secretary, as interim CEO.

Korth, in fact, had served in the role in an interim capacity for seven months starting in early 2011 before the “interim” title was dropped. She stepped into the roles after Gardner stepped down as CEO and Robert Wilson left as president and CEO.

Supreme Industries finished 2012 with a 33.9-percent increase in gross profit and $11.8 million in net income, $11 million more than in 2011.

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