People: Greenbrier Company Inc (GBX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Benjamin Whiteley

84 2004 Independent Chairman of the Board

William Furman

69 1994 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Rittenbaum

56 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Alejandro Centurion

57 2007 President - Manufacturing Operations

James Sharp

59 2004 President of Greenbrier Leasing Company LLC

Timothy Stuckey

63 1999 President of Gunderson Rail Services LLC

Walter Hannan

56 2012 Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Chief Human Resource Officer

Lorie Lesson

46 2012 Senior Vice President - Corporate Finance, Treasurer

Adrian Downes

50 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Martin Baker

58 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel

William Glenn

52 2009 Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning, Chief Commercial Officer

Anne Manning

50 2007 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Maren Malik

62 1991 Vice President - Administration

A. Daniel O'Neal

77 1994 Director

Wendy Teramoto

39 2009 Director

C. Ward

83 2005 Director

Graeme Jack

63 2006 Independent Director

Duane McDougall

62 2003 Independent Director

Victoria McManus

58 2009 Independent Director

Charles Swindells

71 2005 Independent Director

Donald Washburn

69 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Benjamin Whiteley

Mr. Benjamin R. Whiteley is Independent Chairman of the Board of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since October 2004. Mr. Whiteley has served as a member of the Board since 1994. He is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Insurance Company, an Oregon based life insurance company, where he served in a number of capacities over 44 years ending in 2000. Mr. Whiteley has served as a director of several other publicly held companies and has chaired the boards of a number of non-profit organizations.

William Furman

Mr. William A. Furman is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Greenbrier Companies Inc.. Mr. Furman has served as a member of the Board since 1981 and as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 1994. He was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in October 2013, to be effective as of the date of the 2014 Annual Meeting. 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 serves as a Director of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., a steel recycling and manufacturing company. As a founder of the Company’s predecessor, Mr. Furman brings executive management and railcar industry experience to the Board as well as historical perspective on the Company’s origins and evolution. The Board of Directors has determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders for Mr. Furman to continue to serve as a director of the Board.

Mark Rittenbaum

Mr. Mark J. Rittenbaum is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of The Greenbrier Companies Inc., since January 2008. Prior to becoming Executive Vice President he was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of the Company since 2001 and Vice President and Treasurer from 1994 to 2001. From 1990 until 1994, he was Vice President of Greenbrier Leasing Company LLC.

Alejandro Centurion

Mr. Alejandro A. Centurion is President - Manufacturing Operations of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since May 2007. 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.

James Sharp

Mr. James T. Sharp is President of Greenbrier Leasing Company LLC, a subsidiary of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since February 2004, prior to which he served as Vice President of Marketing and Operations since 1999 and was Vice President of Sales from 1996 to 1999.

Timothy Stuckey

Mr. Timothy A. Stuckey is President, Gunderson Rail Services LLC, a subsidiary of Greenbrier Companies Inc. He has served as President since May 1999.

Walter Hannan

Mr. Walter Hannan is Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Chief Human Resource Officer of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since February 2012. Prior to joining the Company Mr. Hannan was Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer with Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. from July 2005 through August 2011 and held corporate officers positions with Silgan Closures (USA) and various predecessor organizations from 1998 to 2004.

Lorie Lesson

Ms. Lorie L. Lesson is Senior Vice President - Corporate Finance, Treasurer of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since October 2012. Prior to becoming Senior Vice President she was Vice President, Corporate Finance and Treasurer since June 2009. Prior to becoming Treasurer, Ms. Leeson was Vice President Corporate Finance and Assistant Treasurer since November 2007 and Assistant Vice President, Corporate Finance since 2004.

Adrian Downes

Mr. Adrian J. Downes is appointed as the Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. 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.

Martin Baker

Mr. Martin R. Baker is Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since May 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Baker held corporate officer positions with Lattice Semiconductor Corporation since 1997.

William Glenn

Mr. William G. Glenn is Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning, Chief Commercial Officer of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since June 2009. Effective in 2013, Mr. Glenn also has operational responsibilities within the Company’s Wheels, Repair & Parts segment. Prior to becoming Senior Vice President, Mr. Glenn was Vice President of Corporate Development and Staff, a position he had held since April 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Glenn worked as a consultant for the Company on corporate development from 2002 through 2007.

Anne Manning

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

Maren Malik

Ms. Maren J. Malik is Vice President - Administration of The Greenbrier Companies Inc., since June 1991. Prior to 1991 Ms. Malik served in various financial and management positions for the Company’s predecessor company.

A. Daniel O'Neal

Mr. A. Daniel O'Neal, Jr., is Director of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since 1994. He also served as a Director of Gunderson from 1985 to 2005. Mr. O’Neal serves as an advisor to the Company regarding strategic relationships within railroad and supplier industries and with the federal government, a position he held from 1997 until January of 2011 as an employee of the Company and as a consultant to the Company thereafter. Mr. O’Neal served as a Commissioner of the Interstate Commerce Commission from 1973 until 1980 and, from 1977 until 1980, served as its Chairman. Since 1985, he has served in various executive positions with the Company, including as Chairman of Greenbrier Intermodal from 1984 to 1994, Chairman of Autostack from 1989 to 1996 and Chairman of Greenbrier Logistics from 1996 to 1997. Prior to joining the Company in 1985, he was a partner in a business law firm. From 1989 until 1996 he was Chief Executive Officer and owner of a freight transportation services company. He was Chairman of Washington State’s Freight Mobility Board from its inception in 1998 until July 2005. Mr. O’Neal is a member of the Washington State Transportation Commission. In 2007 the Governor of Washington appointed him to the newly formed Puget Sound Partnership Leadership Board. He is on the board of various non-profit organizations. Mr. O’Neal brings transportation industry, governmental relations and regulatory affairs expertise to the Board. The Board of Directors has determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders for Mr. O’Neal to continue to serve as a director of the Board.

Wendy Teramoto

Ms. Wendy L. Teramoto is Director of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since June 2009. Ms. Teramoto is a Managing Director at WL Ross & Co. LLC and has been with WL Ross & Co. LLC in various capacities since 2000. Ms. Teramoto is also a director of DSS Holdings GP Limited, a global shipping company. She was previously a director of International Coal Group, Inc. from 2004 to 2011, at which point it was acquired by Arch Coal, Inc. Prior to joining WL Ross & Co. LLC, Ms. Teramoto worked at Rothschild Inc., an investment banking firm. Ms. Teramoto holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ms. Teramoto brings expertise in analyzing financial issues and experience with manufacturing and other heavy industry companies to the Board. The Board of Directors has determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders for Ms. Teramoto to continue to serve as a director of the Board, subject to shareholder approval at the Annual Meeting.

C. Ward

Mr. C. Bruce Ward is Director of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since 1994. He has also served as a consultant to the Company since 2005. Mr. Ward served as Chairman of Gunderson LLC, a manufacturing subsidiary, from 1990 to 2005 and was its President and Chief Executive Officer from 1985 to 1989. Mr. Ward is a former director of Stimson Lumber Company, a privately-held forest products company. Mr. Ward brings operational and railcar manufacturing expertise to the Board. The Board of Directors has determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders for Mr. Ward to continue to serve as a director of the Board.

Graeme Jack

Mr. Graeme Allan Jack is an Independent Director of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since October 2006. Mr. Jack is a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Hong Kong. Mr. Jack is also an independent non-executive director of Hutchison Port Holdings Management Pte. Limited, the trustee manager of Singapore Stock Exchange listed Hutchison Port Holdings Trust. He also serves as an independent trustee for Hutchison Provident Fund and Hutchison Provident and Retirement Plan, two retirement plans established for employees of Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed Hutchison Whampoa Limited. Mr. Jack brings accounting and financial reporting expertise to the Board as well as extensive experience in international business transactions in Asia generally and in China in particular. The Board of Directors has determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders for Mr. Jack to continue to serve as a director of the Board, subject to shareholder approval at the Annual Meeting.

Duane McDougall

Mr. Duane Charles McDougall is Independent Director of Greenbrier Companies Inc. Mr. McDougall has served as a member of the Board since 2003. Mr. McDougall served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Boise Cascade, LLC, a privately held manufacturer of wood products, from December 2008 to August 2009. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Willamette Industries, Inc., an international forest products company, from 1998 to 2002. Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer, he served as Chief Accounting Officer during his 23-year tenure with Willamette Industries, Inc. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Boise Cascade and as a Director of StanCorp Financial. Mr. McDougall has also served as a Director of West Coast Bancorp, a position from which he resigned effective December 31, 2011; as a Director of Cascade Corporation until its sale in 2013; and as a Director of several non-profit organizations. Mr. McDougall brings executive leadership and accounting and financial reporting expertise to the Board. The Board of Directors has determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders for Mr. McDougall to continue to serve as a director of the Board.

Victoria McManus

Ms. Victoria McManus is an Independent Director of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since July 2009. From September 2008 to the present, Ms. McManus has worked independently and has made investments in real estate and mid-cap companies. From August 2004 until July 2008, Ms. McManus served as President of Babcock & Brown Rail Management, LLC and President of Babcock & Brown Freight Management LLC. Ms. McManus was a partner with Babcock & Brown LP (“B&B”), an international financial advisory and asset management firm known for its expertise in transportation and infrastructure assets. At B&B, Ms. McManus was a senior member of the U.S. Management team and the head of the North American Rail Group. Prior to joining B&B, Ms. McManus was an executive with The CIT Group for ten years; her last position as President of their Rail Division. Ms. McManus brings railcar leasing and executive leadership expertise to the Board. The Board of Directors has determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders for Ms. McManus to continue to serve as a director of the Board, subject to shareholder approval at the Annual Meeting.

Charles Swindells

Ambassador Charles J. Swindells is Independent Director of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since September 2005. Mr. Swindells served as the Vice Chairman, Western Region of U.S. Trust, Bank of America, Private Wealth Management from August 2005 to January 2009. Mr. Swindells served as United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa from 2001 to 2005. Before becoming Ambassador, Mr. Swindells was Vice Chairman of US Trust Company, N.A.; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Trust Management Corporation; and Managing Director/Founder of Capital Trust Company. He also served as Chairman of World Wide Value Fund, a closed-end investment company listed on the NYSE. Mr. Swindells was one of five members on the Oregon Investment Council overseeing the $20 billion Public Employee Retirement Fund Investment Portfolio and was a member of numerous non-profit boards of trustees, including serving as Chairman of the Board for Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Swindells serves as a Director of Swift Energy Company, a NYSE listed oil and natural gas company. Mr. Swindells brings financial and global business expertise to the Board. The Board of Directors has determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders for Mr. Swindells to continue to serve as a director of the Board.

Donald Washburn

Mr. Donald A. Washburn is Independent Director of Greenbrier Companies Inc., since August 2004. Mr. Washburn is a private investor. Mr. Washburn served as Executive Vice President of Operations of Northwest Airlines, Inc., an international airline, from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Washburn also served as Chairman and President of Northwest Cargo from 1997 to 1998. Prior to becoming Executive Vice President, he served as Senior Vice President for Northwest Airlines, Inc. from 1990 to 1995. Mr. Washburn served in several positions from 1980 to 1990 for Marriott Corporation, an international hospitality company, most recently as Executive Vice President. He also serves as a trustee of LaSalle Hotel Properties, and a director of Key Technology, Inc. and Amedisys, Inc., as well as privately held companies and non-profit corporations. Mr. Washburn received his BBA, cum laude, from Loyola University of Chicago, an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University’s School of Law. He has continued his professional education in business and law attending Harvard Business School, Stanford Law School, Kellogg School of Management, Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania and industry seminars, including the Boardroom Summit and Stanford Director’s College. Mr. Washburn brings executive management and operational expertise to the Board. The Board of Directors has determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders for Mr. Washburn to continue to serve as a director of the Board.
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