Robert (Bob) Wahlin

Stoughton Trailers

President & CEO

Robert (Bob) Wahlin is a top-level executive with over 25 years of experience in the transportation industry. Bob has served many roles within the Stoughton Trailers organization including current roles of President & CEO - STI Holdings (2015-present) as well as President & CEO - Stoughton Trailers (2011- present)

Responsibilities include: Top Executive for 5 companies totaling up to $1B in yearly revenue and over 1600 team members. This includes:

• Stoughton Trailers – Largest of the entities and 8th largest trailer manufacturer in the world. Stoughton Trailers manufactures transportation equipment including dry and refrigerated semi-trailers, grain trailers and intermodal equipment including container chassis.

• Stoughton Rental and Lease – Provides short-term trailer rental equipment in 8 US locations

• STAC – Provides financing for transportation equipment

• Stoughton Parts Sales – Provides aftermarket trailer parts

• Stoughton Trucking and Logistics – Trucking and Logistics company in Stoughton, WI

Bob went to college at the University of Wisconsin - Madison where he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering. After few years of work, he returned to school taking classes during nights and weekends while working full time to earn an MBA from Edgewood College. Bob continued education during work to additionally earn Certifications from the American Society of Quality (ASQ) Six Sigma Black Belt as well as several Lean MFG Certifications through WMEP.

Bob has served on several boards including currently serving on the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and well as Stoughton Trailers board of directors. Bob served as Chairman of the Board for the Truck Trailers Manufactures Association from 2019-2020 and has been a part of several organizations such as YPO (Young Presidents Organization).

Bob and Heather (wife) have also been part of several charities both individually and through the Wahlin Foundation. The Wahlin foundation focuses on helping 501c3 organizations in the communities where Stoughton Trailers has facilities.   

Sessions With Robert (Bob) Wahlin

Wednesday, 28 September

  • 01:35pm - 02:15pm (CST) / 28/sep/2022 06:35 pm - 28/sep/2022 07:15 pm

    Intermodal V: Containers, Chassis, and the Pursuit of Equipment to Meet Demand

    With a surge in international imports and domestic intermodal traffic, the supply chain needs more equipment to efficiently move the freight. To satisfy demand, there must be more containers, more chassis, and more productivity in the intermodal networks. But not everyone is making the same level of investment. While large intermodal providers, less-than-truckload providers, and US retailers are growing their container fleets, US Class I railroads Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific are focusing instead on buying more chassis. Equipment lessors DCLI and Milestone Equipment Holdings have felt the pressure to supply enough equipment to move the freight. This session will analyze the investments in containers, chassis, and other equipment necessary to handle the future of freight.