FreightCar America, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAIL) announced that Howard Broadfoot joined the company as Vice President, Manufacturing - Shoals on June 27, 2016. "We are pleased to have Howard leading our Shoals manufacturing plant. His experience in building world class manufacturing operations will be instrumental in continuing the growth of the Shoals facility into a "World Class" railcar manufacturing operation," said Joseph E. McNeely, President and CEO. In this position, Mr. Broadfoot will report directly to Mr. McNeely and serve as a key member of the Company's leadership team.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Broadfoot most recently was the VP of Operations of Electro-Mechanical Corporation with multi-plant, multi-product line responsibility in the electrical transmission, distribution and control business for 7 years. He also held senior operations leadership roles with Thomas and Betts, Newell-Rubbermaid and the ZF Group America.

Mr. Broadfoot is a native of northern Alabama and graduated with a BS in Industrial Management and an MBA from the University of North Alabama, where he also participated for four years in varsity athletics. In addition to his college education, he holds various industry certifications such as the ASQ six-sigma black-belt champion designation and a master APICS certification in Global Supply Chain Management.

Mr. McNeely concluded, "The entire FreightCar America team is extremely excited about Howard joining FreightCar and look forward to a long, productive relationship".

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

View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160711006379/en/

Copyright Business Wire 2010