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Officers

William A. Furman

Chief Executive Officer, President & Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Furman has served as a member of the Board since 1981 and as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President since 1994. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2014. Mr. Furman has been associated with the Company and its predecessor companies since 1974. Prior to 1974, Mr. 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. Mr. Furman formerly served as a director of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., a steel recycling and manufacturing company.

Alejandro Centurion

Executive Vice President & President, Global Manufacturing Operations

Alejandro Centurion is Executive Vice President of the Company and President of Global Manufacturing Operations. Mr. 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. Mr. Centurion also serves on the board of Greenbrier-GIMSA, LLC. Mr. 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, Sales and Marketing

Brian J. Comstock joined Greenbrier in 1998 and serves as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, a position he has held since April 2018. Comstock, in collaboration with the Chief Commercial Officer, oversees all of Greenbrier’s sales functions in the United States and Canada while also managing commercial activities and strategy for the Mexico, Brazil and Latin American markets. 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

Mark J. Rittenbaum

Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial & Leasing Officer

Mark J. Rittenbaum is Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial & Leasing Officer, a position he has held since February 2016. Prior to this role, he served Greenbrier in various roles including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Vice President and Treasurer from 1994 to 2001, and Vice President of Greenbrier Leasing Company LLC. Mr. Rittenbaum also serves on the board of Greenbrier-GIMSA, LLC.

 

Lorie L. Tekorius

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Lorie L. Tekorius is an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, a position she has held since August 2018. Prior to this role she was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, a position she held since February 2016. Ms. Tekorius has served in various management positions for the Company since 1995.

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, Mr. Baker held corporate officer positions with Lattice Semiconductor Corporation since 1997.

Jim A. Cowan

Senior Vice President & President, Greenbrier International

Before serving as President of Greenbrier International, Cowan acted as CEO and President of GBW Railcar Services, Greenbrier’s railcar repair joint-venture with Watco Companies. Prior to joining Greenbrier in 2014, Cowan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI) for approximately eight years. He was also a member of the board of directors for several ARI joint-ventures including Ohio Castings, LLC, a joint venture between ARI, Greenbrier and Amsted Rail. Prior to entering the rail industry, Cowan spent 26 years in various positions involving the engineering, construction and manufacturing of steel and tubular products, including Maverick Tube Corporation and Vallourec & Mannesmann Star.

Laurie Dornan

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Laurie Dornan is Senior Vice President of Human Resources, a position she has held since January of 2019. Since joining the Company in 2014 she has served as Vice President, Human Resources and prior to that Director of Compensation and Benefits Programs.  Prior to 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 & Acting Chief Financial Officer

Adrian J. Downes is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, a position he has held since March 2013. In August 2018, Mr. Downes assumed the role of Acting Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. 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 M. Turner

Senior Vice President, Wheels & Strategic Execution

Rick Turner is Senior Vice President of Greenbrier Rail Services, a position he has held since July of 2013. Prior to this role he served as President of Greenbrier Rail Services Wheels 2007-2010. He was the CEO of Meridian Rail Services prior to the acquisition of Meridian Rail by Greenbrier in 2007. Mr. Turner serves on the board of GBW Railcar Services Holdings LLC, JMA Rail (Locomotive Supply) and Kane Steel and Iron in Birmingham, Alabama.

Anne T. Manning

Vice President & Corporate Controller

Anne T. Manning is Vice President and Corporate Controller of the Company, a position she has held since November 2007. Ms. Manning has served in various financial management positions for the Company since 1995, most recently as Assistant Corporate Controller.

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.