Trailer maker Trail King Industries has appointed Bruce Yakley president. Yakley succeeds Carol Lowe, who is returning to the Carlisle Companies on April 1.

Trail King, which manufacturers open deck and material hauling trailers, was recently purchased by CC Industries, Inc., which operates under the umbrella of Henry Crown & Co. Henry Crown also own Great Dane Trailers.

Yakley has 37 years of experience in lean manufacturing, supply chain management, engineering and product development. He most recently served as president & COO of Brenner Tank.

“Bruce Yakley comes to Trail King with the experience needed to navigate today’s demanding marketplace,” said CC Industries president & CEO, Bill Crown. “His strong track record in operational efficiency and organic growth, combined with an emphasis on quality and customer centricity will be the key assets to driving the continued success of Trail King.”