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FreightCar America appoints James R. Meyer as CEO

Staff Writer | Chicago, Il., USA | July 19, 2017
FreightCar AmericaJuly 19, 2017, Chicago, Il., USA - FreightCar America, a manufacturer of freight cars for the railway industry, announced that it has appointed James R. Meyer as president and chief executive officer, effective July 31, 2017.
Mr. Meyer has nearly 30 years of experience in the heavy equipment, automotive and consumer goods industries.

He joins the Company from Commercial Specialty Truck Holdings, LLC, a commercial truck manufacturer, where he has served as Chairman of the Board and has been an investor and advisor since 2015.

From 2012 to 2015, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Allied Specialty Vehicles, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty vehicles for the fire and emergency, commercial and recreation segments.

Prior to that, Mr. Meyer held various leadership positions at Brunswick Corporation, a publicly held manufacturer of recreational products.

At different times from 2006 to 2012, he oversaw its Hatteras Yachts and Sealine International business units and its product development and supply chain functions.

Mr. Meyer also spent 16 years at Ford Motor Company where he held various executive positions.