SAN ANTONIO, March 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rush Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUSHA) (NASDAQ:RUSHB), which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, today announced the promotions of Derrek Weaver to Executive Vice President, Jody Pollard to Senior Vice President of Operations and Michael Goldstone to Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
“We are pleased to announce the well-deserved promotions of Derrek, Jody and Michael. I am incredibly proud of the valuable contributions each of them has made to Rush Enterprises in the past several years,” said W.M. “Rusty” Rush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Rush Enterprises, Inc. “As they move into these expanded roles, I am confident their continued efforts and expertise will help us achieve our long-term growth strategy and goals,” he added.
Mr. Weaver has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since 2011. During his tenure at the Company, Mr. Weaver has played an integral role in the Company’s dealership acquisitions and other strategic initiatives while developing talented legal and human resources teams. In his new role, Mr. Weaver will continue to report to Mr. Rush and will be responsible for the Company’s Legal, Human Resources and Real Estate departments. Mr. Weaver previously served as Vice President of Legal Affairs and Chief Compliance Officer from 2005 until he was named Vice President and General Counsel of the Company in 2010. Mr. Weaver served as Corporate Secretary of the Company since 2006. Mr. Weaver received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Texas Tech University School of Law.
For the last six years, Mr. Pollard served as Regional General Manager of the Company’s North Texas and Oklahoma Region. In his new role, Mr. Pollard will report to Michael McRoberts, Chief Operating Officer, and will be responsible for strategy and growth of all dealership aftermarket operations including parts, service, collision center and vehicle service technology. Since 1999, Mr. Pollard has worked for the Company in roles of increasing responsibility, including Body Shop Manager, Service Manager, Regional Outside Sales Manager, Regional Service Manager and General Manager. Mr. Pollard has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Leadership & Development from Texas A&M University.
Mr. Goldstone joined Rush Enterprises as Associate General Counsel in 2010 and has overseen the Company’s litigation and labor and employment matters since that time. Mr. Goldstone will continue to report to Mr. Weaver and will be responsible for the Company’s Legal Department and corporate governance matters. Mr. Goldstone has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Drew University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt University.
About Rush Enterprises, Inc.
Rush Enterprises, Inc. is the premier solutions provider to the commercial vehicle industry. The Company owns and operates Rush Truck Centers, the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in the United States, with more than 100 dealership locations in 21 states. These vehicle centers, strategically located in high traffic areas on or near major highways throughout the United States, represent truck and bus manufacturers, including Peterbilt, International, Hino, Isuzu, Ford, Mitsubishi, IC Bus and Blue Bird. They offer an integrated approach to meeting customer needs — from sales of new and used vehicles to aftermarket parts, service and body shop operations plus financing, insurance, leasing and rental. Rush Enterprises' operations also provide CNG fuel systems, telematics products and other vehicle technologies, as well as vehicle up-fitting, chrome accessories and tires. Additional information about Rush Enterprises’ products and services is available at www.rushenterprises.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @rushtruckcenter and on Facebook at facebook.com/rushtruckcenters.
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