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Werner founder steps down after 65 years

Jun 11, 2020 at 08:33 AM CST

Many driving entrepreneurs experience the pride in seeing their name on the side of their truck. Imagine seeing it on more than 10,000 trucks. Only a few truckers reach that lofty status, and CL Werner is one of them. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company announced on June 4 that Werner is stepping down as Executive Chairman. The action was effective May 31, 2020. He will continue to serve as Chairman of the board of directors until his current term expires in May 2021. The board of directors appointed current President and CEO of the company, Derek Leathers to the position of Vice Chairman, effective May 31, 2020. Werner recommended that, at the end of his current term, Leathers be named Chairman.