Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN) announced today that Stephen W. Smith, P.E. has been elected a Vice President of the Company.
Mr. Smith joined Trinity in 1976 as Manager of Special Products for Railcar Engineering. During his early years at Trinity, he led the startup, recruitment and management of an engineering staff to support Trinity’s railcar manufacturing businesses, ultimately advancing to Senior Vice President Engineering for TrinityRail. In 2008, Mr. Smith was promoted to a corporate position and has served as an engineering and technical advisor to the Company’s Group Presidents and corporate officers.
“I have had the pleasure of working along-side Steve since he joined Trinity in 1976,” said Timothy R. Wallace, Trinity’s Chairman, CEO and President. “I value the many contributions he has made to the Company throughout his career, helping to advance our technical and engineering competencies.”
Mr. Smith has served on the Association of American Railroads Tank Car Committee, the American Railway Car Institute Engineering and Design Committee, and as Chairman of the Railway Progress Institute Engineering and Technical Subcommittee. A registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, he holds 22 U.S. patents and several foreign patents.Mr. Smith currently serves on the Baylor University School of Engineering and Computer Science Board of Advocates, the SMU Mechanical Engineering Board for Knowledge, the SMU Civil & Environmental Engineering Advisory Board, and the Industry Advisory Board for the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Laser and Plasma Advanced Manufacturing. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Southern Methodist University and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Trinity Industries, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a multi-industry company that owns a variety of market-leading businesses which provide products and services to the industrial, energy, transportation, and construction sectors. Trinity reports its financial results in five principal business segments: the Rail Group, the Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group, the Inland Barge Group, the Construction Products Group, and the Energy Equipment Group. For more information, visit: www.trin.net.