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FreightCar America appoints COO

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FreightCar America Inc.’s Board of Directors has appointed Theodore (Ted) W. Baun as Chief Commercial Officer, effective 1 June 2016.

This newly created position expands Baun’s previous responsibilities as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales. He will report directly to Joseph E. McNeely, President and CEO, and will continue to serve as a key member of the FreightCar America leadership team and play a significant role in shaping the strategic direction of the company.

“Ted will continue to handle all domestic and international railcar commercial and business development responsibilities for the company and will now have the additional responsibility for oversight of our Parts Business and information technology. All Sales and Marketing personnel will continue to report to Ted, as will the Parts Business and information technology,” said Joe McNeely. “Ted will continue to drive the anticipated growth in our Parts Business by aligning all of our commercial activities and will ensure that our systems and infrastructure are optimised to support our growth,” McNeely commented.

Baun has 22 yrs of experience in the railcar industry, most of which has been with the company. He joined the FreightCar America in 1994 and has held roles of increasing responsibility in operations, marketing and sales.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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