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Senior Management & Directors

Senior Management & Directors

Board of Directors

Timothy R. Wallace
CHAIRMAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, AND PRESIDENT OF TRINITY
Mr. Wallace has been Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of the Company since 1999. Mr. Wallace joined the Company in 1975. During his long tenure with the Company, Mr. Wallace has consistently shown strong performance in a variety of roles, requiring a wide range of business and interpersonal skills. He has provided excellent leadership to the Company in his current positions, exhibiting sound judgment and business acumen.
Leldon E. Echols
Presiding Director
Mr. Echols serves as Presiding Director, Chair of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Governance Committee, the HR Committee, and the Finance Committee. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Centex Corporation, a residential construction company, from 2000 to 2006 when he retired. Prior to joining Centex, he spent 22 years with Arthur Andersen LLP and served as Managing Partner, Audit Practice for the North Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma Region from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Echols is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of CPAs. Mr. Echols has been engaged in private investments since 2006. He is a member of the boards of directors and Chairman of the audit committees of EnLink Midstream GP, LLC and EnLink Midstream Manager, LLC, companies that own interests in, respectively, EnLink Midstream Partners, LP and EnLink Midstream, LLC, which are engaged in the gathering, transmission, treating, processing, and marketing of natural gas, natural gas liquids, and crude oil. He is also a member of the board of directors and Chairman of the audit committee of HollyFrontier Corporation, an independent petroleum refiner. From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Echols served on the boards of directors of Crosstex Energy, L.P. and Crosstex Energy, Inc., which are predecessors to certain of the EnLink entities.

In addition to having gained substantial managerial experience as an executive officer of Centex, Mr. Echols possesses important skills and experience gained through his service in public accounting. His service on the boards of other significant companies provides the Board with additional perspective on the Company’s operations.
John L. Adams
Mr. Adams is Chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Governance Committee. Mr. Adams served as Executive Vice President of the Company from 1999 to 2005, serving thereafter on a part-time basis as Vice Chairman until leaving the employ of the Company to join the Board of Directors in 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Adams was with Texas Commerce Bank (now part of JPMorgan Chase) for 25 years, with his last position being Chairman, President, and CEO. Mr. Adams is the former Chairman of Group 1 Automotive, Inc., a NYSE company engaged in the ownership and operation of 153 automotive dealerships and 35 collision centers in the U.S., U.K., and Brazil. From 2008 to 2015, he served as a director of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.

As a result of his past employment by the Company, Mr. Adams brings significant knowledge and understanding of the Company’s products, services, operations, and business environment. In addition, he has experience as a senior executive in the banking industry, which provides the Board with financial transaction experience. His service on the boards of other significant companies provides the Board with additional perspective on the Company’s operations.
Brandon B. Boze
Mr. Boze serves as a Partner of ValueAct Capital and a member of the Management Committee of ValueAct Capital. Mr. Boze is the Board Chair of CBRE Group, Inc. and is a former director of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. Prior to joining ValueAct Capital in August 2005, Mr. Boze worked at Lehman Brothers as part of both the M&A and corporate advisory groups. In addition, Mr. Boze is a member of the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s Board of Visitors and serves on the Board of Governors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. Mr. Boze is a CFA charter holder.
John J. Diez
Mr. Diez is President of Dedicated Transportation Solutions for Ryder System, Inc., a position he has held since April 2015. Mr. Diez is responsible for setting the strategic direction of DTS, which combines vehicles, drivers, and administrative services with drivers and additional value-added services, all dedicated to a specific customer. Mr. Diez has served in various roles for Ryder since 2002, including as Senior Vice President of Ryder Dedicated, Senior Vice President of Asset Management, Senior Vice President of Global Field Finance, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Fleet Management Solutions business segment, and Assistant Controller. Prior to joining Ryder, Mr. Diez spent eight years in the audit practice of KPMG LLP. Mr. Diez currently serves on the board of the American Red Cross, Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter. Mr. Diez is a CPA in the state of Florida and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.
Charles W. Matthews
Mr. Matthews is Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the HR Committee. Beginning in 1971, Mr. Matthews served Exxon Mobil Corporation, one of the leading energy companies in the world, and its predecessor, Exxon Corporation, in several capacities in its legal department, including Vice President and General Counsel from 1995 until his retirement in 2010. Mr. Matthews has been engaged in private law practice since 2010. He is the Lead Director of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc., a financial holding company and bank holding company. From 2012 to 2016, he was a member of the board of directors of Forestar Group Inc., a real estate and natural resources company.

During his long employment at Exxon Mobil Corporation, Mr. Matthews accumulated broad experience in legal, managerial, and other matters in the energy industry around the world. His service on the board of other significant companies provides the Board with additional perspective on the Company’s operations.
E. Jean Savage
Ms. Savage is Vice President of the Surface Mining & Technology division of Caterpillar, Inc., a position she has held since August 2017. Ms. Savage oversees the division’s end-to-end value chain, ensuring a customer-centric approach in product design, development, manufacturing, and sales. The sales and marketing and technology groups Ms. Savage oversees cover all the products in Caterpillar’s Resource Industries Group, serving surface and underground mining along with quarry and aggregate customers. Prior to this, Ms. Savage held leadership roles from 2002 to 2013 in Caterpillar’s Progress Rail division, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar, Inc. Prior to joining Progress Rail, Ms. Savage worked in a variety of manufacturing and engineering positions for 14 years at Parker Hannifin Corporation. Ms. Savage began her career spending nine years as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Dunia A. Shive
Ms. Shive is a member of the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee. From 2008 to 2013, she served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Belo Corp., a media company that owned several television stations, until its acquisition by Gannett Co., Inc. After the acquisition, she served as Senior Vice President of TEGNA Inc., formerly Gannett Co., Inc., a publishing, broadcast and digital media company, until June 2017. She joined Belo Corp. in 1993 and served in a variety of leadership positions during her tenure, including Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Shive is a director of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. From 2009 to 2015, she served on the board of directors of the Associated Press, where she served as Chair of the audit committee from 2011 to 2015. From 2008 to 2013 she served on the board of directors of Belo Corp.

Ms. Shive has broad experience in managing and leading a significant publicly-traded company. In addition, she possesses important skills and experience gained through her position of Chief Financial Officer and service in public accounting prior to joining Belo Corp.

Senior Management

Timothy R. Wallace
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Trinity
Mr. Wallace has been Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of the Company since 1999. Mr. Wallace joined the Company in 1975. During his long tenure with the Company, Mr. Wallace has consistently shown strong performance in a variety of roles, requiring a wide range of business and interpersonal skills. He has provided excellent leadership to the Company in his current positions, exhibiting sound judgment and business acumen.
James E. Perry
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Perry joined Trinity in 2004 and was appointed Treasurer in April 2005. Mr. Perry was named a Vice President of Trinity in 2006 and appointed its Vice President, Finance in 2007. In 2010, Mr. Perry was appointed Chief Financial Officer and in 2011 was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Melendy E. Lovett
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Lovett joined the Company in 2014 as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. A member of the Company's Board of Directors since 2012, Ms. Lovett resigned her Board position at the time of her appointment as an officer of the Company. Prior to joining Trinity in 2014, she was the Senior Vice President and President of the Education Technology business, for Texas Instruments, a major semiconductor manufacturer.
Sarah R. Teachout
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Ms. Teachout joined the Company in 2015 as the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. Prior to joining Trinity, Ms. Teachout was a partner in the law firms of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Haynes and Boone, LLP. Ms. Teachout earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from the University of Iowa.
S. Theis Rice
Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Mr. Rice joined the Company in 1991 and held various legal and business positions until 2005, when he was elected Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. He was named Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Legal Officer in 2011 and was named Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer in 2013.
Lance Davis
Vice President, Finance and Treasurer
Mr. Davis joined Trinity in 1989 and most recently served as Managing Director, TrinityRail Asset Management Company. Prior to that position, he held a variety of TrinityRail financial leadership positions including Director of Finance and Director of Capital Markets. Mr. Davis is a CPA and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University.
David DelVecchio
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Mr. DelVecchio joined Trinity in 2015 and previously served as Vice President of Total Rewards. David has over 20 years of Human Resources experience and has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University.
Dr. Virginia C. Gray
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Development
Dr. Gray joined Trinity in 2007 and previously served as the Vice President of Organizational Development. She has more than 20 years of experience leading organizational development initiatives. Dr. Gray holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas.
Doug Horvath
Vice President, Tax
Mr. Horvath joined Trinity in 2005 and has served as the Senior Director of Tax since 2010. Prior to that he was the Director of tax since joining the company. Prior to Trinity, he was the Director of Tax at Stream International, Inc. and worked in the tax practices of Deloitte & Touche, LLP and KPMG for 13 years. Mr. Horvath is a CPA and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and his Master’s degree in Tax from the University of Texas at Austin.
W. Relle Howard
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Mr. Howard joined Trinity in February 2016 as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He was previously Vice President of Information Technology at Flowserve Corporation. Prior to his service at Flowserve Corporation, Mr. Howard served as the Manufacturing Information Technology Director for Celanese Chemicals, held several operation and technology-related roles while employed at Alcatel, and served in the United States Army, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood, Texas. Mr. Howard received an Executive MBA from The University of Texas at Dallas and earned a B.S. in Management and Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
John M. Lee
Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Lee joined Trinity in 1994 and became Vice President in June of that year. He has served since that time in a variety of roles. John’s primary responsibility during his 20 years at Trinity has been to manage and coordinate Trinity’s acquisitions, divestitures, and other significant transactions. Mr. Lee received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a licensed CPA.
Steven L. McDowell
Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. McDowell joined Trinity in 2013 as Vice President and Chief Audit Executive and was named Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer in 2017. Prior to joining Trinity, he worked for Dean Foods from 2007 to 2013, where he held a variety of management positions and most recently served as Vice President, Internal Audit and Risk Management. Prior to his tenure at Dean Foods, he served as Vice President, Internal Audit at Centex Corporation. Steve graduated from the University of Missouri and is a Texas CPA.
Ian Mutswiri
Vice President and Chief Audit Executive
Mr. Mutswiri joined Trinity in 2018, and he has over 21 years of experience in both external and internal auditing. He joins Trinity Industries, Inc. from Dr Pepper Snapple Group where he was the Vice President, Corporate Audit and has a combined 12 years public accounting experience with EY and PwC. He holds an MBA, is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Stephen W. Smith
Vice President, Chief Technical Officer
Mr. Smith joined Trinity in 1976 as Manager of Special Products for Railcar Engineering. During his early years at Trinity, he led the startup, recruitment and management of an engineering staff to support Trinity’s railcar manufacturing businesses, ultimately advancing to Senior Vice President Engineering for TrinityRail. In 2008, Mr. Smith was promoted to a corporate position and has served as an engineering and technical advisor to the Company’s Group Presidents and corporate officers. He has served the Vice President and Chief Technical Officer since 2012. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Southern Methodist University and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jack L. Todd
Vice President, Government Relations
Mr. Todd joined Trinity in 2006, initially serving as Director of Public Affairs for the Construction, Energy, Marine and Components Group. Since 2009, Mr. Todd has held several leadership positions at Trinity overseeing competitive analysis, community relations, public affairs, government relations and external media relations. Prior to joining Trinity, Mr. Todd had a distinguished 20-year career in the U.S. Navy retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. He earned an undergraduate degree in History from Texas A&M University, and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the American University in Washington DC.
Brian D. Madison
President, TrinityRail Leasing
Mr. Madison joined Trinity in 2016. With over 30 years of equipment leasing and financing experience, prior to joining Trinity his most recent roles were as Executive Vice President of Key Equipment Finance Manufacturer and Vendor Alliances and Vice President and General Manager of Microsoft Financing. Mr. Madison earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington.
Eric R. Marchetto
Executive Vice President – Chief Commercial Officer, TrinityRail
Since joining Trinity in 1995, Mr. Marchetto has held leadership roles including Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Capital Markets and Executive Vice President of Leasing. As Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, his responsibilities include Commercial Activities, Sales and Marketing, Risk Analysis, Data Analytics and Secondary Market Activities. Mr. Marchetto graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BBA/Accounting and a BA/Economics.
Paul M. Mauer
Executive Vice President, TrinityRail, President, TrinityRail Products
Mr. Mauer joined Trinity in 1993 and was named Chief Operations Officer for TrinityRail in 2011, eventually taking his current role of Executive Vice President, TrinityRail, and President of TrinityRail Products. Prior to his Executive Vice President and President role, Mr. Mauer worked in Trinity’s Inland Barge business for 18 years, serving as President of Trinity Marine Products for 11 years. He held various engineering and management positions in the marine industry prior to joining Trinity. Mr. Mauer holds a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans.
Gregg B. Mitchell
Chairman, Highway Products & Trinity Logistics
Mr. Mitchell joined Trinity in 2007 as President of Trinity Logistics. He was named President of Highway Products in 2010. In 2018, Gregg was named Chairman of Trinity Highway Products and Trinity Logistics. Prior to joining Trinity in 2007, he served as an executive in supply chain for companies such as Glazers Corporation, Gap Inc., and Wal-Mart. Mr. Mitchell graduated with a B.S. degree in Business from Missouri Southern University.