FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release: The Reading Group Announces New CEO
(December 19, 2011) The Reading Group LLC, the leading national provider of vocational truck equipment, announces the appointment of Brian P. Nadel as Chief Executive officer. Mr. Nadel comes to Reading as a seasoned manufacturing executive with a career spanning 25 years in industry. Most recently, Mr. Nadel was with Dover Corporation, a large diversified industrial company, where he held a number of positions, including President of De-Sta-Co., a leader in work-holding and automation products; President of Marathon Equipment Company, a leader in compaction and waste systems; and General Manager of Paladin, a manufacturer of heavy construction equipment. Mr. Nadel began his career with the United States Navy where he served aboard nuclear submarines.
Mr. Nadel, with a focus on profitably growing operating businesses, brings a wealth of experience to Reading, including lean and Kaizen manufacturing techniques, supply chain management and procurement, product development, strategic pricing, sales and marketing management and executive development and leadership.
Mr. Nadel succeeds Mark Robinson who will maintain an active consulting role with the Company and the Board of Directors. Mr. Robinson has been with Reading since February 2006 and has performed a variety of roles including CFO, COO and CEO.
“During his career, Brian has faced many of the same challenges and opportunities we see at Reading today,” as reported in a statement issued by Reading’s Board of Directors. “He is known for successfully delivering results, driving improved competitive positioning and delivering high-quality products. His style is to collaborate with his senior management team to improve performance and create higher levels of customer satisfaction that drive overall business success. He is exactly the kind of strategic leader we need for the aggressive growth planned at Reading. We are delighted that he has accepted the challenge to take Reading into the future.”
“Reading has a proud and storied 60-year history as the quality leader and premium brand in the vocational truck equipment market,” said Mr. Nadel. “I am extremely excited about the opportunity to join this great company. I look forward to working with this seasoned team of professionals to help take Reading to the next level of performance, meet our customer needs and ultimately drive even higher levels of success.”
About The Reading Group:
The Reading Group manufacturers a full line of truck bodies and provides comprehensive Fleet Truck and Equipment Services. The name “Reading” is synonymous with quality steel and fuel saving aluminum work truck bodies. Reading products are specified for virtually every vocation and industry in the U.S. and abroad. From Service Bodies and Vans to Dry Freight bodies and custom outfitted Utility vehicles, The Reading Group of Companies have set the benchmark by which all truck bodies and truck equipment services are measured.