Jim A. Cowan
Before serving as President of Greenbrier International, Cowan acted as CEO and President of GBW Railcar Services, Greenbrier’s railcar repair joint venture with Watco Companies. Prior to joining Greenbrier in 2014, Cowan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI) for approximately eight years. He was also a member of the board of directors for several ARI joint ventures including Ohio Castings, LLC, a joint venture between ARI, Greenbrier and Amsted Rail. Prior to entering the rail industry, Cowan spent 26 years in various positions involving the engineering, construction and manufacturing of steel and tubular products, including Maverick Tube Corporation and Vallourec & Mannesmann Star.