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FreightCar America Inc (RAIL.OQ)

RAIL.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Gehl

69 2013 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Joseph McNeely

50 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Matthew Kohnke

44 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Georgia Vlamis

55 2015 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

James America

2016 Vice President - Human Resources

Theodore Baun

43 2016 Chief Commercial Officer

James Cirar

69 1999 Independent Director

Thomas Madden

61 2005 Independent Director

Malcolm Moore

65 2015 Independent Director

Andrew Schmitt

67 2012 Independent Director

S. Soderstrom

62 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Gehl

Mr. William D. Gehl serves as the Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of FreightCar America Inc. He is a member of audit and nominating and corporate governance committees. He is Chairman and owner of IBS of Southeastern Wisconsin, a distributor of automotive and other batteries. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gehl Company, a manufacturer of compact construction equipment, from April 2003 until his retirement from that company in April 2009. Prior to that time, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Gehl Company since November 1992, Chairman of Gehl Company since April 1996, and a director of Gehl Company since 1987. During the past five years, Mr. Gehl has been a member of the boards of directors of Gehl Company, Astec Industries, Inc. (a manufacturer of road-building and construction equipment), Mason Wells, Inc. (a private equity investor), The Oilgear Company (a manufacturer of hydraulic pumps and related products) and Westbury Bank (a full-service neighborhood bank with 25 locations). He brings to board of directors, among other things, his background as the chief executive officer of a public company for over 16 years and general management, marketing and financial experience, as well as M.B.A. and law degrees and his service on the audit committee of another public company (Astec Industries). Mr. William D. Gehl is a member of the Wisconsin and Florida state bars.

Joseph McNeely

Mr. Joseph E. McNeely is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of FreightCar America, Inc. Mr. Joseph E. McNeely will serve as the interim Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer until Mr. Kohnke joins the Company. He has served as a director since that date. Mr. McNeely also continues to serve as President of the Company, a position to which he was appointed on May 1, 2013. Mr. McNeely served as the Company’s Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from September 2010 until May 2013. Prior to joining the Company, he served as a Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC, a railcar leasing and services company. While working for Mitsui Rail, Mr. McNeely focused his efforts on railcar leasing and marketing, business development and diversifying its railcar portfolio. Previously, he held positions at GATX Corporation, including Vice President Finance for GATX Rail and Vice President Finance and IT for GATX Terminals Corporation. Prior to joining GATX, Mr. McNeely spent 12 years at Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. McNeely is a Certified Public Accountant. In addition to the knowledge about the Company that he has gained as President and Chief Executive Officer, the board of directors benefits from Mr. McNeely’s financial and accounting experience and his many years of railcar industry experience.

Matthew Kohnke

Mr. Matthew S. Kohnke is Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company., effective February 29, 2016. Mr. Kohnke has 25 years of experience in finance and accounting and joins the Company from Dorman Products, Inc., a publicly traded supplier of replacement parts and fasteners to the automotive aftermarket, where he has served since 2002. He first served as Dorman’s Vice President and Corporate Controller and, in 2011, he assumed the position of Dorman’s Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Mr. Kohnke played a key role in positioning Dorman to achieve its annual growth and long-term strategic plan objectives. Prior to joining Dorman, Matt spent 10 years in public accounting at Arthur Andersen LLP, including holding a leadership role in its Audit and Business Advisory practice. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University.

Georgia Vlamis

Ms. Georgia L. Vlamis is Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of FreightCar America, Inc. She joins the Company from Motorola Solutions, Inc. (“Motorola”), a data communications and telecommunications equipment provider, where she has served since October 2011 as Vice President and Head of Litigation and, in December 2013, assumed additional responsibilities for Antitrust, Regulatory & Product Safety. Earlier in her tenure, she served as Vice President and Lead Counsel for Motorola’s government and enterprise business sector (January 2008 – October 2011) and as Senior Counsel and Director for two of Motorola’s business units (June 1995 – January 2008). Prior to joining Motorola, Ms. Vlamis was a Partner with the law firm of Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon and an Associate at Sidley & Austin in Chicago.

James America

Mr. James "Jim" America has been appointed as Vice President - Human Resources of the Company, since August 29, 2016. Prior to joining FreightCar America, Jim worked for Carpenter Technology as an HR executive in establishing their new world class facility in Athens, AL. Previously, he has served as VP, Human Resources for Colonial Pipeline, U.S. Pipe and Foundry and at one time was the Deputy Director of Alabama's State Docks and Assistant Director of the Alabama Development Office. He started his career at Monsanto and DuPont as a Process Engineer before moving into human resources. Jim's experience as a human resources executive with a well-rounded background in manufacturing environments will be an asset to the company. Jim is a graduate of Auburn University with a BS in Chemical Engineering and an MA in Public and Private Management from Birmingham-Southern College.

Theodore Baun

Mr. Theodore W. Baun is Chief Commercial Officer of FreightCar America Inc.. Mr. Baun first joined in 1994 and has held roles of increasing responsibility in operations, marketing and sales. From 2003 to 2005, he was Director of Sales at Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC, a railcar leasing and services company, after which he returned to FreightCar America. He has been the leader of sales team since November 2007.

James Cirar

Mr. James D. Cirar is an Independent Director of FreightCar America Inc., since June 1999. He is a member of audit and compensation committees. Mr. Cirar is a private investor. He was a director of Transportation Technologies Industries, Inc. (“TTII”), a manufacturer of railcar and truck components, and President and Chief Executive Officer of TTII’s foundry group from January 2000 until the company was acquired by Accuride Corporation in 2005. Mr. Cirar was Chairman of two of subsidiaries, Johnstown America Corporation and Freight Car Services, Inc., from September 1998 to June 1999. From September 1995 to August 1998, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Johnstown America Corporation, a predecessor of the Company. Mr. Cirar brings to board of directors the business experience he has gained as a partner in private equity transactions, as well as deep industry knowledge and close familiarity with the Company’s business.

Thomas Madden

Mr. Thomas A. Madden is an Independent Director of FreightCar America Inc., since December 2005. He is a member of compensation and audit committees. Mr. Madden served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ingram Micro Inc., a technology distributor, from July 2001 to April 2005. From October 1997 to July 2001, Mr. Madden served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ArvinMeritor, Inc., a supplier of motor vehicle components. Mr. Madden has been a member of the boards of directors of Champion Enterprises, Inc. (a modular and manufactured homes producer) from 2006 to 2010, Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (a provider of semiconductors for network applications) from 2003 to 2014, and Intcomex, Inc. (an IT products distributor) since 2006. Having served as the chief financial officer of two public companies, Mr. Madden brings extensive financial expertise and skills to board of directors, as well as the insights and experience he has gained as a director of three other public companies.

Malcolm Moore

Mr. Malcolm F. Moore is an Independent Director of the Company. Since June 2013, Mr. Moore has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Digi-Star LLC, a global supplier of electronic components and software used in precision agriculture. From November 2011 to June 2013, Mr. Moore served as Chairman of Digi-Star. Prior to joining Digi-Star, Mr. Moore served as an advisor to Baird Capital Partners from June 2010 to November 2011. Between 1999 and 2010, Mr. Moore worked in a variety of executive roles at Gehl Company, a manufacturer of compact construction equipment, including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer from August 2009 to April 2010. Earlier in his career, Mr. Moore served in senior executive roles at Pangborn Corporation, an international manufacturer of blast media equipment used by manufacturers of metal products, and LINAC Holdings Inc., a manufacturer of specialized equipment used in steel production, industrial heat-treating, scientific research and product manufacturing. He serves on the boards of directors of Twin Disc, Incorporated, a manufacturer and distributor of power transmission equipment for marine, transportation and industrial equipment, and AG Growth International Inc., a manufacturer of portable and stationary grain handling, storage and conditioning equipment.

Andrew Schmitt

Mr. Andrew B. Schmitt is an Independent Director of FreightCar America Inc., effective October 8, 2012. He is the chairman of compensation committee and a member of nominating and corporate governance committee. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Layne Christensen Company, which provides water management, construction and drilling services and related products to water, mineral and energy markets, from October 1993 to January 2012, and President of that company from October 1993 to September 2011. From October 1993 until June 2012, he also served as a director of Layne Christensen. Since September 2003, Mr. Schmitt has been a director of Euronet Worldwide Inc., which provides payment and transaction processing and distribution solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers and consumers, and currently serves on that board’s audit, compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees. Prior to his service at Layne Christensen, Mr. Schmitt was a Division President for Baker Hughes Incorporated and NL Industries Inc. as well as General Manager and Controller for Dorsey Corp. and Hoover Universal, Inc. Having served as a chief executive officer for over 18 years, Mr. Schmitt brings to board extensive experience in leading complex global organizations.

S. Soderstrom

Mr. S. Carl Soderstrom, Jr., is an Independent Director of FreightCar America Inc since April 2005. He is the chairman of audit committee and a member of nominating and corporate governance committee. Mr. Soderstrom was employed by ArvinMeritor, Inc., a supplier of motor vehicle components, and its predecessor companies from 1986 to 2004. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ArvinMeritor, Inc. from July 2001 to December 2004, and in a number of senior operations and engineering positions with that company prior to 2001, including Senior Vice President of Engineering, Quality and Procurement. Since 2003, Mr. Soderstrom has been a member of the board of directors of Lydall, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty engineered products for the thermal/acoustical and filtration/separation markets, and, since July 2010, he has served on the board of directors of Westar Energy, Inc., an electric utility company. Having spent 18 years in a variety of senior positions at ArvinMeritor, Inc., Mr. Soderstrom brings extensive experience in product engineering, manufacturing, finance and procurement to board of directors.