Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Graham named Greenbrier Cos. Exec VP

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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Tuesday announced Martin Graham will join the company on Jan. 2, 2013, as executive vice president of Materials Management, Engineering and Operations for Greenbrier Manufacturing North America. He will report to Alejandro Centurion, president of Greenbrier manufacturing for North America.

Graham will have direct responsibility for engineering, purchasing, and production control functions. He also is expected to lead improvements across Greenbrier's new railcar manufacturing platform and drive execution and margin enhancement.

Graham has more than 21 years experience in senior leadership roles. He previously served as president of Trinity Rail North American Freight, a division of Trinity Industries, Inc., where he oversaw all aspects of Trinity's freight car operations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Prior to joining Trinity Rail, Graham served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Thrall Car Manufacturing Co. where he was responsible for all business activities in North America and Europe.

"We are particularly fortunate to have a seasoned executive of Martin's caliber join the Greenbrier organization," said Greenbrier Cos. President and CEO William A. Furman. "He is widely respected for his extensive knowledge of railcar manufacturing and leasing, including tank cars. He has vast international experience and is a proven industry leader."