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American Railcar names O’Bryan as president and CEO

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — John O’Bryan has been appointed president and chief executive officer of American Railcar Industries Inc.

americanrailcarlogoThe board of directors had appointed O’Bryan as the president and interim CEO on Jan. 1.

ARI’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, SungHwan Cho, stated, “John joined ARI as chief commercial officer in June 2017 and has already made great strides in building a leading sales team. John has demonstrated significant leadership and has deep industry expertise with 29 years of experience. We are confident in John’s ability to lead ARI to continued success.”

Prior to joining ARI, O’Bryan was president and CEO of American Railcar Leasing, a leading railcar leasing company with more than 35,000 railcars under management; president of Mitsui Rail Capital, a railcar leasing company; and chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Rescar, a rail services company providing repair and logistics services at over 90 locations.

About American Railcar Industries Inc.

ARI is a North American designer and manufacturer of hopper and tank railcars. ARI makes and sells railcars, custom designed railcar parts, and other industrial products. ARI and its subsidiaries also lease railcars manufactured by the company to certain markets. In addition, ARI and its subsidiaries provide railcar repair services through its various repair facilities, including mini-shops and mobile units, offering a range of services from full to light repair. Visit

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