Columbia City, IN — W.A. Jones, a leading truck equipment distributor and upfitter, announced today that Michael Walz has joined the company as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Walz is a veteran of the truck equipment industry. He brings more than 25 years of management as well as sales and marketing experience to the company.

“I am confident Mike’s high-performance and entrepreneurial spirit will drive the company to new levels of success and growth,” said David Wood, managing partner of Foundation Investment Partners, the private equity firm that acquired W.A. Jones in July 2019. “His industry experience will be a major asset to the company.”

“Walz has a proven track record in this business,” added Greg McNeal, former co-owner and CEO of W.A. Jones. “We have an excellent team at W.A. Jones who will support his efforts to expand and grow the business in all areas of operations.”

“I am very grateful for this opportunity to continue the company’s tradition of excellence. I look forward to working with our stakeholders to further develop our relationships,” said Walz.

W.A. Jones, located in Whitley Co. Indiana, was founded in 1880. Today, W.A. Jones has grown to over 45 employees and is the largest independent truck equipment dealer in the state of Indiana. The Company distributes heavy truck equipment and accessories from over 40 major brands, including Boss, Western, Knapheide, Adrian Steel, and Monroe. It also provides the installation and integration of their equipment onto a customer selected chassis ensuring high quality, functionality and safety.

For more information, visit http://wajonestruckequipment.com/