Greenbrier Cos. (GBX) Appoints Adrian Downes as SVP, Accounting Chief

March 12, 2013 5:02 PM EDT
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) announced that Adrian Downes has joined the Company as Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer.

Downes has nearly 30 years of accounting and finance experience in a variety of industries, both with publicly held and privately held companies. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Knowledge Universe, a private-equity owned early childhood education provider. Downes previously held various senior financial executive positions for Fortune 200 publicly held organizations including SUPERVALU, Albertson's, Gap, Inc. and Pacific Telesis. He began his career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers, initially based at their Dublin, Ireland office before transferring to San Francisco. He obtained his Certified Public Accountant certification in California.

In his current role with Greenbrier, Downes will be responsible for directing all Greenbrier's global corporate and operational accounting activities. He will also oversee Greenbrier's information technology and tax planning functions.

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