The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., has announced the appointment of Martin Graham as executive vice president of materials management, engineering and operations for Greenbrier Manufacturing North America, effective Jan. 2, 2013.
Graham, who will report to Alejandro Centurion, president of Greenbrier manufacturing for North America, will have direct responsibility for engineering, purchasing, and production control functions.
Graham is an experienced railcar professional, with more than 21 years experience in senior leadership roles in the industry. He has served as the President of Trinity Rail North American Freight, a division of Trinity Industries, Inc., and before that 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 William A. Furman, Greenbrier's president and CEO, in a written statement. "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."
"Martin will be a tremendous addition to our executive team, and our entire organization will benefit from his expertise," Furman added.
"Greenbrier's North American manufacturing revenues in 2012 are about five times those in 2010," said Centurion. "We continue to build a strong manufacturing team to keep up with this increase. I am pleased that Martin is joining us. His talent and experience in all phases of freight car manufacturing will complement and strengthen our organization."
During the previous fiscal year, Greenbrier produced a record number of tank and railcars and opened a third production facility in Mexico.