Monday, March 26, 2012

FreightCar America sets commercial restructuring

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FreightCar America, Inc. on Monday said it has named three individuals to manage its newly restructured commercial organization "to more directly present the full range of FreightCar America and FreightCar Rail Services products to its customers."

Sean Hankinson, Michael MacMahon, and Kevin Knarr will have management responsibility covering North American sales, marketing, and customer service, respectively, the company said.

Said Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales Theodore Baun, "We have streamlined our overall commercial organization to enhance the presentation of both our manufacturing and railcar services capabilities to our customers."

Hankinson, who has been with FreightCar America for 20 years in various manufacturing and sales capacities, has been promoted to vice president, North American Sales, with responsibility over railcar, parts, and services sales across North America. He will be moving from Johnstown, PA to FreightCar America's Chicago headquarters.

MacMahon, with seven years in finance, marketing, and business development roles at the company, will now serve as vice president, Marketing and Sales Administration. He will lead marketing activities in support of all FreightCar America and FreightCar Rail Services products and services and will manage cost estimating, pricing and proposal and order administration for FreightCar America. Additionally, he will continue to lead specific business development activities. MacMahon will also be relocating to FreightCar America's Chicago offices.

Knarr, with 13 years experience in FreightCar America's customer service area, has assumed the role of vice president, Customer Service, leading all post-sale customer relations, lease fleet management functions and parts sales administration activity. He will continue to be located at the Johnstown, Pa., office.