DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN - News) today announced that William A. McWhirter II has been named Senior Vice President and Group President of the Construction Products segment, the Inland Barge segment, and the Rail Components business line, effective immediately. Mr. McWhirter is currently the Company's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. James E. Perry will assume the role of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on May 3, 2010. Mr. Perry currently serves as Trinity’s Vice President, Finance and Treasurer.
Mr. McWhirter, 46, joined Trinity in 1985 and has held various accounting and operations positions in the Company. In 1999 he was elected to a corporate position as Vice President for Mergers and Acquisitions. In 2001, he was named Executive Vice President of Trinity's Construction Products Group. He was elected to the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Trinity in 2005 and was elected Senior Vice President in 2006. Mr. McWhirter received an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1986.
Mr. Perry, 38, joined Trinity in 2004 and was named Treasurer in 2005. In 2006, he was elected to the position of Vice President and was appointed Vice President, Finance in 2007. Prior to Trinity, he worked in banking as a Vice President at a predecessor to JPMorgan Chase & Co. and as Senior Vice President of Finance for a teleservices company. Mr. Perry received an undergraduate degree in finance from Baylor University in 1993.
Mark W. Stiles, previously the Group President of the Construction, Marine, and Components Group, will transition to retirement and provide normal executive transitional services for the Company. The terms of Mr. Stiles’ transition agreement have not been finalized.
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: http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.trin.net&esheet=6222905&lan=en_US&anchor=www.trin.net&index=1&md5=dd8037f28592a59fe2ccf9a4d9caab7f.