FreightCar America, Inc. Appoints Elizabeth Keller Arnold To Its Board of Directors

Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES

CHICAGO, Aug. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FreightCar America, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAIL) announced today that Elizabeth Keller Arnold has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective August 16, 2019. The addition of Ms. Arnold brings the total number of directors to seven.

Ms. Arnold joins FreightCar with over 30 years of experience in corporate finance and accounting, including executive leadership roles at multiple international companies. She served in Chief Financial Officer positions in a broad range of industries, including Houghton International, a specialty chemical company with international operations; Physiotherapy Associates; and Tyco. Earlier in her career, Ms. Arnold spent more than 15 years at General Electric, where she served in numerous roles, including reporting to the vice chairman and as Chief Financial Officer of GE Silicones.

William D. Gehl, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company, said, “Keller has held various leadership roles in multiple global industrial companies, providing her with extensive corporate finance and accounting experiences, as well as a wealth of operational knowledge. We are very pleased to welcome her to our Board of Directors.” James R. Meyer, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said, “The FreightCar management team is very pleased to have Keller on the company’s board and looks forward to drawing on her breadth of knowledge, experience, and business acumen.”

About FreightCar America

FreightCar America, Inc. manufactures a wide range of railroad freight cars, supplies railcar parts and leases freight cars through its FreightCar America Leasing Company subsidiaries. FreightCar America designs and builds high-quality railcars, including bulk commodity cars, covered hopper cars, intermodal and non-intermodal flat cars, mill gondola cars, coil steel cars, boxcars and coal cars. It is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and has facilities in the following locations: Cherokee, Alabama; Grand Island, Nebraska; Johnstown, Pennsylvania; Roanoke, Virginia; and Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. More information about FreightCar America is available on its website at

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