Oregon-Based Greenbrier Overhauls Business Operations Structure

Brian Comstock.

Lake Oswego, Oregon-based firm Greenbrier Companies, a global supplier of freight transportation equipment and services, on Jan. 8 announced changes to its business structure, including the roles of some senior managers.

Brian Comstock, a 26-year Greenbrier veteran with more than four decades of railway industry experience, has assumed responsibility for all operations in the Americas, including the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Brazil. Additionally, William Glenn, who has spent more than 20 years at Greenbrier in various roles, has assumed responsibility for all operations in Europe.

Greenbrier’s board appointed Comstock to the position of executive vice president and president, the Americas, and Glenn as senior vice president and president, Europe. Both Comstock and Glenn continue to report to company CEO and President Lorie Tekorius.

“Now is the time to leverage the benefits of scale and standardization,” Tekorius said in a statement, adding that the changes “will bring greater focus and accountability to our operating units while driving efficiency in our enabling functions.”

Meanwhile, CFO Adrian Downes is expected to step down from his role on or about March 31 and move into a one-year role as senior advisor to the CEO. The company has launched a national search for a new CFO.

Additionally, Greenbrier’s board appointed Christian Lucky to the role of senior vice president, chief legal and compliance officer, succeeding Martin Baker, who now serves as senior vice president.

By Pacific Maritime Magazine