Savage named CEO at Trinity Industries

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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Beginning Feb. 17, E. Jean Savage, who currently serves on the Trinity Board and is a Caterpillar vice president, will become Chief Executive Officer at Trinity Industries, according to a report in FreightWaves.

Savage has had a substantive career, and has served in leadership roles at Caterpillar, Progress Rail Services, technology company Parker Hannifin, as well as serving nine years in the U.S. Army Reserve as an intelligence officer.

Trinity’s non-executive chairman, Leldon Echols, said “She has a proven track record of transforming other larger organizations and deep experience optimizing manufacturing operations and corporate infrastructure. Jean’s knowledge of Trinity and the rail industry will enable her to hit the ground running in her new leadership role while at the same time bringing fresh perspective to the company as we continue to deliver on our customers’ expectations and strive to enhance the value we create for our shareholders.”

Savage said that “Trinity has transformed as a company to become a leading rail-focused platform of business. Management and the board are focused on optimizing the platform to fully capture the financial and commercial benefits it enables, as well as pursuing innovative service solutions to further enhance the value proposition for customers.”

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