Trail King Announces New President

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Current President, Bruce Yakley, transitioning to Chief Executive Officer

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Trail King Announces New President, Joe Kolb

Joe’s leadership will build on our successes to date, and continue to drive a relentless focus on best serving our customers and employees.

Trail King Industries, a leading North American trailer manufacturer, today announced the appointment of Joe Kolb as President. In his new role, Mr. Kolb will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the company. Effective simultaneously, Bruce Yakley will transition to the role of Chief Executive Officer. After more than six years as President of Trail King, Mr. Yakley’s new role will be to continue to focus on serving Trail King’s customers, as well as developing employees and strategic growth initiatives.

Mr. Kolb began his career with CC Industries in 2005 as the Director of Strategic Sourcing and in 2011, was promoted to the Vice President of Supply Chain at Trail King. “Joe has proven to be a consummate leader with a keen customer focus. He is uniquely qualified to lead and continue to grow the organization,” said Bruce Yakley, CEO. “Our sights continue to be set on manufacturing the highest quality trailers, exceeding dealer and customer expectations, and making Trail King the Dakotas’ employer of choice. I am confident Joe’s leadership will build on our successes to date, and continue to drive a relentless focus on best serving our customers and employees.”

“It is a tremendous honor for me to move into this new role with Trail King. I look forward to working with Bruce and the executive team to help further the company’s success,” said Joe Kolb. “I am eager to help lead the company to its next phase of innovation and operational excellence.”

Prior to Trail King, Mr. Kolb held leadership positions at Bain & Company as well as Maytag and Skil-Bosch. Mr. Kolb holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master’s of Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University. Additionally, he served in the Illinois Air National Guard for 11 years.

About Trail King Industries, Inc.
Trail King Industries, Inc., headquartered in Mitchell, SD, is the leading North American manufacturer of a complete line of trailers. With trailers ranging in load capacities from 12,000 pounds to 1,000,000 pounds, Trail King designs, engineers, and manufactures trailers to serve a wide variety of applications for markets as diverse as construction, agriculture, transportation, waste and recycling, and specialized hauling. Over the years, Trail King has built a reputation for quality, reliability and performance that is unsurpassed. For more information visit:

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