The Greenbrier Companies promoted Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Lorie Tekorius to executive vice president and chief financial officer with expanded responsibilities.
In addition to continuing her CFO duties, Tekorius now chairs a management committee comprised of key unit heads, with oversight of management policies in capital allocation, operations and technology, strategy, human resources, administration and risk management, as well as other functions.
Tekorius joins Mark Rittenbaum, executive vice president of commercial and leasing and Alejandro Centurion, executive vice president and president of global manufacturing operations, as Greenbrier’s third executive vice president. Tekorius has been with Greenbrier for 22 years in various financial capacities. She is a CPA who began her professional career with Coopers & Lybrand. In April, she was recognized by the Portland Business Journal for her corporate and community work as one of the region’s 25 “Women of Influence.”
William A. Furman, chairman and CEO, said, “Lorie has demonstrated leadership and drive in the CFO role, as well as in other assignments requiring increased responsibility and experience. Over the course of more than two decades at Greenbrier, Lorie has demonstrated a strong sense of Greenbrier’s values, including integrity and respect for people. She is an admired member of our senior management team and has shown leadership in value creation for our shareholders.”
Furman continued, “Lorie has successfully executed a number of responsibilities over her years with Greenbrier, including in our global manufacturing organization. She also has regularly participated in the activities of our commercial operations as part of her duties over time. For the past five years she has driven Greenbrier’s highly successful strategic process. I am pleased to have Lorie take on this new leadership position within our senior management team.”
Greenbrier’s financial team has been further strengthened by the recent promotion of Justin Roberts to the role of vice president, corporate finance and treasurer, reporting to Tekorius. Roberts has held roles of progressively increasing responsibility on Greenbrier’s corporate finance team during his 11-year tenure with the company. Roberts was most recently the assistant vice president corporate finance and assistant treasurer. He is now responsible for all treasury functions, annual plan development, financial projection activities and investor relations. Roberts will also support Tekorius and others on the senior management team on strategic initiatives and other projects.
Greenbrier, headquartered in Lake Oswego, OR, is an international supplier of equipment and services to freight rail transportation markets. Greenbrier designs, builds and markets freight railcars in North America and Europe.
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