The Greenbrier Companies, a leading international supplier of equipment and services to global freight transportation markets, has appointed Lorie Tekorius to the role of President and CEO, effective March 1.
“Lorie’s contributions to Greenbrier are outstanding and worthy of her new role. She has excelled in assignments of increasing responsibility throughout her long career with Greenbrier. Lorie epitomizes the Company’s values of respect for humanity, integrity, and the interests of all stakeholders. Lorie’s dedication to Greenbrier and the transportation industry extends over more than two decades. The Board of Directors and I are confident her tenure and leadership will drive high impact outcomes,” said Chairman, CEO and co-founder William A. Furman. “Greenbrier is a global freight equipment and services provider with a strong foundation in place for long-term growth. Lorie’s vision for the Company is innovative and strategic. I am proud that tomorrow she becomes Greenbrier’s second-ever CEO.”
Tekorius began her career with Greenbrier in 1995 and has risen through many positions of increasing leadership. Most recently, she served as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), working side-by-side with Furman and key leaders to grow Greenbrier at scale; to enhance its core business strengths of engineering, manufacturing, commercial and leasing; to develop its international business, while advancing workplace diversity, equity and inclusion; and creating a strong external and internal talent pipeline along with succession planning for key management. Prior to her promotion to President and COO, she served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and directed Greenbrier’s strategic team and process over the past five years. During her tenure as CFO, Tekorius was integral to the strategic growth, development and restructuring of Greenbrier’s operations.
“In her position as President, Lorie delivered significant results for the Company, including oversight of multiple business units. She has also managed two of Greenbrier’s largest acquisitions, global diversification, expansion into foreign markets and the integration of thousands of new employees in that time period,” said Lead Director Admiral Thomas B. Fargo (USN Retired).
In addition to her career at Greenbrier, since 2019, Tekorius has served as an independent director on the Board of Directors of Alamo Group, which manufacturers equipment for infrastructure maintenance, agricultural and other applications. She is an active community member, serving as President of the Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation Council of Trustees.