Jeffrey S. Hollister President and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hollister was appointed our president and interim chief executive officer effective October 9, 2013, Mr. Hollister has been with the Company since December 2005 and has served in various senior financial and operations roles. Most recently, he has overseen the Company’s railcar manufacturing group, which includes the Marmaduke and Paragould railcar assembly plants as well as component/sub-assembly plants. Prior to that, Mr. Hollister had various financial and accounting management roles within the Company. Prior to joining ARI, Mr. Hollister spent 16 years in various financial, operations and management roles at Douglas Quikut Divisions, The Scott Fetzer Company, Inc., a company that manufactures a wide variety of retail and industrial products. Mr. Hollister has a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA from Arkansas State University.
Dale C. Davies Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Mr. Davies has served as our senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer since June 2008 and previously served as our vice president of finance from June 2005 to June 2008. Since July 2008, Mr. Davies has served on the board of directors of Amtek Railcar, the Indian joint venture in which we have a 50% interest. Prior to joining us Mr. Davies held various financial management positions with manufacturing companies in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Davies worked for Solutia, Inc. and was responsible for transaction management for strategic acquisitions and divestitures and business analysis and financial reporting. Prior to that Mr. Davies worked for Monsanto Company from 1974 to 1997 in various financial positions including plant cost accountant, business unit controller and corporate manager of business analysis and financial reporting. Mr. Davies has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Missouri and is a Certified Management Accountant.
Alan C. Lullman Senior Vice President Sales
Mr. Lullman served as our senior vice president sales, marketing and services from October 2004 to March 2010 when he assumed the role of senior vice president sales. From August 1998 to September 2004, he served as our vice president sales and marketing. Prior to joining us, he served as a regional sales manager at the Houston office of ACF from March 1989 to July 1998, where he was responsible for sales across 22 states. From August 1987 to February 1989, Mr. Lullman was a district sales manager at ACF. He held numerous other sales positions at ACF sales offices in the Southwest, Midwest and Northeast from October 1978 to July 1987. Mr. Lullman is a member of National Freight Transportation Association and the National Grain Car Council, North America Freight Car Association, National Coal Transportation Association and Renewable Fuels Association. He received a B.A. from Westminster College. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1973 to 1976, when he received an honorable discharge.