Greenbrier promotes Jack Isselmann to Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Programs


Tue, Nov 25, 2014 11:50 AM


LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) today announced the promotion of Jack Isselmann to Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Programs.

Isselmann joined Greenbrier in 2012 as Director of Corporate Relations and Communications.  Since then he has taken on increased responsibility for other programs like our companywide security program.  Last year Isselmann was promoted to Vice President, External Affairs & Communications in part to recognize his role developing and advancing Greenbrier's public safety efforts related to its Tank Car of the Future.

Isselmann reports to William A. Furman, Chairman and CEO and works closely with other senior staff members. A former partner at Portland-based law firm Tonkon Torp LLP, Isselmann also interfaces with our legal department on select compliance and regulatory matters. He continues management of Greenbrier's government and community relations, corporate security and corporate communications.

"I am pleased to recognize Jack's contributions at Greenbrier with this advancement," said Furman.  "We recently completed a year of record performance, with more growth on the horizon and this has required everyone at Greenbrier to extend their range of responsibilities.  As we execute our ongoing plans to expand, I appreciate Jack's willingness to accept new responsibilities and I look forward to his further contributions to Greenbrier."

About Greenbrier Companies 
Greenbrier, (www.gbrx.com), headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, is a leading supplier of transportation equipment and services to the railroad industry. We build new railroad freight cars in our 4 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Mexico and marine barges at our U.S. manufacturing facility.  Greenbrier also sells reconditioned wheel sets and provides wheel services at 9 locations throughout the U.S.  We recondition, manufacture and sell railcar parts at 4 U.S. sites.  Greenbrier is a 50/50 joint venture partner with Watco Companies, LLC in GBW Railcar Services, LLC which repairs and refurbishes freight cars at 38 locations across North America, including 14 tank car repair and maintenance facilities certified by the Association of American Railroads. Greenbrier builds new railroad freight cars and refurbishes freight cars for the European market through our operations in Poland. Greenbrier owns approximately 8,500 railcars, and performs management services for approximately 238,000 railcars.

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Walt Hannan, Human Resources, 503-684-7000