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The Greenbrier Cos. Inc. appointed Adrian Downes chief financial officer, according to a news release.
Downes had been serving as senior vice president and acting CFO.
Greenbrier officials said besides continuing to manage Greenbrier’s accounting, tax, internal audit and information technology functions, Downes will be the company’s principal financial and accounting officer.
He will continue to report to Lorie Tekorius, executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Before joining Greenbrier in 2013 as chief accounting officer, Downes was executive vice president and CFO for Knowledge Universe, a private equity-owned early childhood education provider. He previously held various senior financial executive positions for Fortune 200 publicly held organizations including SuperValu, Albertsons Cos., Gap Inc. and Pacific Telesis, according to Greenbrier.
Greenbrier, headquartered in Lake Oswego, Ore., is an international supplier of equipment and services to global freight transportation markets. Greenbrier designs, builds and markets freight railcars and marine barges in North America.
The firm owns a lease fleet of 10,600 railcars and performs management services for 372,000 railcars. — Transport Topics