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Officers

William A. Furman

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board of Directors

William A. Furman has served as a member of the Board since 1981 and as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since 1994. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2014. Furman has been associated with the Company and its predecessor companies since 1974. Prior to 1974, Furman was Group Vice President for the Leasing Group of TransPacific Financial Corporation. Earlier he was General Manager of the Finance Division of FMC Corporation. Furman formerly served as a director of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., a steel recycling and manufacturing company.

Lorie L. Tekorius

President & Chief Operating Officer

As the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Greenbrier, Tekorius leads its strategic planning; its wheels, repair & parts business unit; and its accounting, finance, human resources and global corporate health, safety and security functions. She also chairs its executive management committee comprised of senior leadership. Tekorius joined Greenbrier in 1995, and served in various financial and operating roles of increasing responsibility. In 2016, she was appointed Executive Vice President (EVP), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), a role where she was recognized as Oregon’s 2017 CFO of the Year by the Portland Business Journal. In 2018, she was promoted to EVP, COO. Also in 2018, Tekorius was recognized as one of 14 “Women in Rail” by Railway Age in recognition of her contributions to the industry. In 2019, Tekorius was promoted to President & COO. Additionally in 2019, she was appointed as an independent member of Alamo Group, Inc.’s Board of Directors. Tekorius is an active community member, serving on the Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation Council of Trustees. 

Alejandro Centurion

Executive Vice President & President, Greenbrier Manufacturing Operations

Alejandro Centurion is Executive Vice President of the Company and President of Greenbrier Manufacturing Operations. Centurion has served as President of North American Manufacturing Operations since May of 2007, and as Executive Vice President of the Company since January of 2015. Centurion also serves on the board of Greenbrier GIMSA. Centurion joined the Company in 2005, as the Company’s managing director of Gunderson-Concarril and its chief country representative in Mexico. Later in 2005, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, North American Manufacturing Operations. Prior to joining the Company, he held senior manufacturing positions with Bombardier Transportation for eight years.

Brian J. Comstock

Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial & Leasing Officer

Brian J. Comstock joined Greenbrier in 1998 and serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Commerical & Leasing Officer. Comstock executes Greenbrier’s go-to-market strategy in North and South America. He also works with the Sales and Marketing team and manages Greenbrier's Leasing group. Comstock began his career in the railroad industry in 1980 and previously held management and senior positions in both operations and sales with Transco Industries, Transco Railway Products and Trinity Industries. He also serves on the board of Greenbrier GIMSA, LLC.

Martin R. Baker

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Martin R. Baker is Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel, a position he has held since May 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Baker held corporate officer positions with Lattice Semiconductor Corporation since 1997.

Laurie Dornan

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Laurie Dornan is Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, a position she has held since November 2020. Since joining the Company in 2014 she has served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and prior to that, Vice President Human Resources and Director of Compensation and Benefits Programs. Before joining the Company, Dornan held HR leadership roles with Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, Nautilus, Inc. and Electro Scientific Industries.

Adrian J. Downes

Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Adrian J. Downes is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. He has also held the position of Chief Accounting Officer since March 2013. In August 2018, Downes assumed the role of Acting Chief Financial Officer and in June 2019 was appointed Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Downes served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Knowledge Universe from April 2010 to September 2012 and Group Vice President and Controller for SUPERVALU Inc. from June 2006 to July 2009 and Group Vice President and Controller for Albertson’s, Inc. from June 2004 to June 2006.

Jack Isselmann

Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Communications

Jack Isselmann joined Greenbrier in 2012 and serves as Senior Vice President of External Affairs & Communications. He manages government affairs, corporate communications and community and industry relations for the Company. Previously, Isselmann was a partner at the Portland, Oregon law firm, Tonkon Torp LLP where he headed its state and local government relations practice group. Prior to joining Tonkon Torp, Isselmann served in a dual role as deputy director for the State of Oregon's Economic and Community Development Department as a policy advisor for Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski from 2003 to 2005.

Rick Galvan

Senior Vice President, Greenbrier Rail Services

Rick Galvan is Senior Vice President, Greenbrier Rail Services. Galvan has 30 years in the railroad industry at three Class I railroads. He most recently worked with Canadian National (CN) as Chief Mechanical Officer. His prior experience includes Kansas City Southern (KCS) as their General Manager of Mechanical International. For ten years prior to KCS, Galvan served in positions of increasing responsibility at Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF).

Justin M. Roberts

Vice President, Corporate Finance & Treasurer

Justin Roberts is Vice President of Corporate Finance and Treasurer, a position he has held since March 2017. He has served in various financial management positions for the Company since 2006, including Senior Financial Analyst and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. He was most recently the Assistant Corporate Vice President Corporate Finance & Assistant Treasurer. Prior to joining the Company, Roberts held various financial and treasury roles with Hollywood Entertainment and Crown Pacific Partners.