Wabtec Names Kubacki VP Investor Relations

Wabtec has named Kristine Kubacki, CFA, vice president investor relations, responsible for communicating the company’s vision and value to shareholders and the financial community. She succeeds Tim Wesley, who is retiring at the end of 2019.

Prior to joining Wabtec, Kubacki served as executive director and senior analyst for the transportation, logistics and equipment sector at Mizuho. Before that, she served as vice president of market strategy for Wells Fargo’s commercial vehicle group and director of equity research for the global industrial equipment industry at CLSA.

She spent nearly nine years covering the industrial sector at Avondale, and she held analyst roles at A.G. Edwards, as well as operations management, process design and supply chain management positions at Procter and Gamble.

Kubacki earned an MBA from Washington University, a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Webster University. She is a CFA Charterholder and a frequent speaker at transportation industry conferences.

Kubacki will report to Pat Dugan, Wabtec chief financial officer, and be based in Pittsburgh, Pa.

“Kristine is a highly respected analyst in our sector and will bring deep financial and strategic analytical skills, as well as an extensive understanding of transportation, manufacturing and supply chain logistics to the role. As a sell-side analyst who has covered Wabtec for more than 10 years, she will add tremendous value to the company and bring investors an in-depth understanding of Wabtec’s growth potential and global competitive positioning,” said Raymond T. Betler, Wabtec president and CEO.

Wesley has served as vice president of investor relations for more than 20 years. Over the next serval months, he will remain active with the company in this capacity to ensure a seamless transition.

“We want to thank Tim for his incredible service to the company and for his assistance during the transition of duties. His sound judgment and deep expertise made him an important member of the management team that has grown Wabtec into an S&P 500 company with more than $8 billion in revenues. Tim has been a trusted partner and counselor, and we wish him all the best on his pending retirement,” said Betler.