FreightCar America, Inc. has named Dan Wallace as Vice President and General Manager, Leasing.
Wallace has more than 15 years of experience in all facets of railcar leasing. Most recently, he was Vice President and Director of North American Rail Finance for City National Capital Finance. Previously, he was with private investment venture Redwood Rail as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The majority of Wallace’s career has been with GE Railcar Services as Senior Vice President of Structured Finance and Business Development.
“Dan is a skilled transportation leasing executive with a demonstrated track record of success,” said FreightCar America President and CEO Jim Meyer. “As we continue to expand the breadth of our railcar portfolio, taking a more traditional approach to leasing will allow us to better serve customers that wish to lease instead of own railcars. Putting in place a structure and making a more concentrated effort to provide our customers with a competitive leasing option is a natural extension of our business. Dan is the perfect person to lead this for us. While our core focus remains on manufacturing and selling best-in-class railcars, our leasing strategy will put us in a better position to compete for and build additional railcars, which has the opportunity to create additional value for our shareholders and business.”