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Senior Management & Directors

Senior Management & Directors

Senior Management

Timothy R. Wallace
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. Wallace has been Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of the Company since 1999. Mr. Wallace joined the Company in 1975. During his long tenure with the Company, Mr. Wallace has consistently shown strong performance in a variety of roles, requiring a wide range of business and interpersonal skills. He has provided excellent leadership to the Company in his current positions, exhibiting sound judgment and business acumen.
James E. Perry
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Perry joined Trinity in 2004 and was appointed Treasurer in April 2005. Mr. Perry was named a Vice President of Trinity in 2006 and appointed its Vice President, Finance in 2007. In 2010, Mr. Perry was appointed Chief Financial Officer and in 2011 was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
D. Stephen Menzies
Senior Vice President and Group President
Mr. Menzies joined Trinity in 2001 as President of Trinity Industries Leasing Company. In 2006, he became Senior Vice President and Group President for TrinityRail®.
William A. McWhirter II
Senior Vice President and Group President
Mr. McWhirter joined the Company in 1985 and held various accounting positions until 1992, when he became a business group officer. 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 a business group. In March 2005, he became Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and in 2006, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 2010, Mr. McWhirter was named Senior Vice President and Group President of the Construction Products and Inland Barge Groups. In 2012, Mr. McWhirter was named Senior Vice President and Group President of the Construction Products, Energy Equipment, and Inland Barge Groups.
S. Theis Rice
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Mr. Rice joined the Company in 1991 and held various legal and business positions until 2005, when he was elected Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. He was named Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Legal Officer in 2011 and was named Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer in 2013.
Melendy E. Lovett
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Lovett joined the Company in 2014 as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. A member of the Company's Board of Directors since 2012, Ms. Lovett resigned her Board position at the time of her appointment as an officer of the Company. Prior to joining Trinity in 2014, she was the Senior Vice President and President of the Education Technology business, for Texas Instruments, a major semiconductor manufacturer.

Board of Directors

Timothy R. Wallace
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. Wallace has been Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of the Company since 1999. Mr. Wallace joined the Company in 1975. During his long tenure with the Company, Mr. Wallace has consistently shown strong performance in a variety of roles, requiring a wide range of business and interpersonal skills. He has provided excellent leadership to the Company in his current positions, exhibiting sound judgment and business acumen.
Leldon E. Echols
Presiding Director
Mr. Echols serves as Presiding Director, Chair of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Governance Committee, the HR Committee, and the Finance Committee. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Centex Corporation, a residential construction company, from 2000 to 2006 when he retired. Prior to joining Centex, he spent 22 years with Arthur Andersen LLP and served as Managing Partner, Audit Practice for the North Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma Region from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Echols is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of CPAs. Mr. Echols has been engaged in private investments since 2006. He is a member of the boards of directors and Chairman of the audit committees of EnLink Midstream GP, LLC and EnLink Midstream Manager, LLC, companies that own interests in, respectively, EnLink Midstream Partners, LP and EnLink Midstream, LLC, which are engaged in the gathering, transmission, treating, processing, and marketing of natural gas, natural gas liquids, and crude oil. He is also a member of the board of directors and Chairman of the audit committee of HollyFrontier Corporation, an independent petroleum refiner. From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Echols served on the boards of directors of Crosstex Energy, L.P. and Crosstex Energy, Inc., which are predecessors to certain of the EnLink entities.

In addition to having gained substantial managerial experience as an executive officer of Centex, Mr. Echols possesses important skills and experience gained through his service in public accounting. His service on the boards of other significant companies provides the Board with additional perspective on the Company’s operations.
John L. Adams
Mr. Adams is Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Governance Committee. Mr. Adams served as Executive Vice President of the Company from 1999 to 2005, serving thereafter on a part-time basis as Vice Chairman until leaving the employ of the Company to join the Board of Directors in 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Adams was with Texas Commerce Bank (now JPMorgan Chase Bank of Texas) for 25 years, with his last position being Chairman, President, and CEO. Mr. Adams is the Chairman of the Finance and Risk Management Committee of Group 1 Automotive, Inc., a NYSE company engaged in the ownership and operation of 153 automotive dealerships and 35 collision centers in the U.S., U.K., and Brazil. From 2008 to 2015, he served as a director of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.

As a result of his past employment by the Company, Mr. Adams brings significant knowledge and understanding of the Company’s products, services, operations, and business environment. In addition, he has experience as a senior executive in the banking industry, which provides the Board with financial transaction experience. His service on the boards of other significant companies provides the Board with additional perspective on the Company’s operations.
Rhys J. Best
Mr. Best is Chair of the HR Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. Mr. Best served, beginning in 1999, as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Lone Star Technologies, Inc., a company engaged in the production and marketing of casing, tubing, line pipe, and couplings for the oil and gas, industrial, automotive, and power generation industries. He was also a director of, and remained in these positions with, Lone Star Technologies, Inc., until its acquisition by United States Steel Corporation in 2007. Mr. Best has been engaged in private investments since 2007. He is the Chairman (Non-Executive) of Austin Industries, Inc., a privately-held, employee-owned, civil, commercial, and industrial construction company. Mr. Best is a member of the board of directors and audit committee of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, a leading North American oil and gas exploration and production company. He is a member of the board of directors of Commercial Metals Company, which recycles, manufactures, and markets steel and metal products and related materials. Mr. Best is also the Chairman of the Board (Non-Executive) of MRC Global, Inc., a company engaged in the distribution of industrial pipe, valve, and fitting products. From 2004 to 2014, he served on the board of directors of Crosstex Energy, L.P., an energy company engaged in the gathering, transmission, treating, processing, and marketing of natural gas and natural gas liquids.

Mr. Best has extensive experience in managing and leading significant industrial enterprises. His service on the boards of other significant companies provides the Board with additional perspective on the Company’s operations, including its international operations and future international opportunities.
David W. Biegler
Mr. Biegler is a member of the Audit Committee, the Governance Committee, and the Finance Committee. Mr. Biegler served as Chairman of Southcross Energy Partners GP, LLC (“Southcross GP”) from 2015 until January 2017, having served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer from 2012 to 2015, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2011 to 2012. Southcross GP is the general partner of Southcross Energy Partners, L.P. (“Southcross LP”), a company engaged in natural gas transportation and processing. Mr. Biegler served as Chairman of Southcross Holdings LP (“Southcross Holdings”), which is currently the sole owner of Southcross GP, from August 2014 until 2016, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from August 2014 to December 2014. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Biegler served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a predecessor to Southcross LP. Mr. Biegler also served as a director of Dynegy, Inc., a company engaged in power generation, from 2003 to 2011, and interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Dynegy, Inc. from March 2011 to April 2011. He retired as Vice Chairman of TXU Corp., a company engaged in the generation, transmission, and sale of electricity, at the end of 2001, having served TXU Corp. as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Biegler is also a director of Southwest Airlines, Inc., a major airline, and Austin Industries, Inc.

Mr. Biegler has broad experience in managing and leading significant industrial enterprises. His service on the boards of other significant companies provides the Board with additional perspective on the Company’s operations.
Antonio Carrillo
Mr. Carrillo is a member of the Finance Committee. Since 2012, Mr. Carrillo has served as Chief Executive Officer of Mexichem S.A.B. de C.V., a global specialty chemical company. Prior to joining Mexichem, he worked for the Company for 16 years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Group President of the Energy Equipment Group. Mr. Carrillo is a director of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.

As a result of his past employment by the Company, Mr. Carrillo brings significant knowledge and understanding of the Company’s products, services, operations, and business environment. In addition, he has broad experience in managing and leading a significant industrial enterprise in Mexico, where the Company has a number of operations.
Ronald J. Gafford
Mr. Gafford is a member of the Governance Committee and the HR Committee. Mr. Gafford served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Austin Industries, Inc., from 2001 to 2012 and Chairman from 2008 to 2012, when he retired. Mr. Gafford has been engaged in private investments since 2012. He is a member of the board of directors of Daseke, Inc., an open deck specialized freight trucking company and is Chairman of the Board of Rees Architects, Inc.

Mr. Gafford has extensive experience in managing and leading a significant industrial enterprise. His service as the Chief Executive Officer of Austin Industries, Inc. provides the Board with additional perspective on the Company’s operations.
Adrian Lajous
Mr. Lajous is a member of the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee. Mr. Lajous has been President of Petrométrica, S.C., an energy consulting company, since 2001. Since 2014, he has served as a Senior Fellow of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. From 2001 to 2013 he was Chairman of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. From 2011 to 2012, he was a Senior Energy Advisor for McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm. Mr. Lajous served Petróleos Mexicanos in several capacities between 1982 and 1999, having served as Director General and Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 1999. He currently serves as a director of Ternium, S.A., a company engaged in the production and distribution of semi-finished and finished steel products. Mr. Lajous is also a director for Tecnicas Reunidas, S.A., an industrial engineering company. From 2003 to 2013, he served as a director of Schlumberger, Ltd., an oilfield services company supplying technology, project management, and information solutions to the oil and gas industry.

Mr. Lajous has broad experience in managing and leading significant industrial enterprises in Mexico, where the Company has a number of operations. His service on the boards of other significant companies provides the Board with additional perspective on the Company’s operations.
Charles W. Matthews
Mr. Matthews is Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the HR Committee. Beginning in 1971, Mr. Matthews served Exxon Mobil Corporation, one of the leading energy companies in the world, and its predecessor, Exxon Corporation, in several capacities in its legal department, including Vice President and General Counsel from 1995 until his retirement in 2010. Mr. Matthews has been engaged in private law practice since 2010. He is the Lead Director of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc., a financial holding company and bank holding company. From 2012 to 2016, he was a member of the board of directors of Forestar Group Inc., a real estate and natural resources company.

During his long employment at Exxon Mobil Corporation, Mr. Matthews accumulated broad experience in legal, managerial, and other matters in the energy industry around the world. His service on the board of other significant companies provides the Board with additional perspective on the Company’s operations.
Douglas L. Rock
Mr. Rock is a member of the Audit Committee and the HR Committee. From 1990 to 2010, Mr. Rock served as the Chairman of Smith International, Inc., an oilfield services company. Mr. Rock joined Smith International, Inc. in 1974 and served as Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Operating Officer from 1989 to 2008. Mr. Rock has been engaged in private investments since 2010.

Mr. Rock has broad experience in managing and leading a significant industrial enterprise. His recent service on the boards of other large companies provides the Board with additional perspective on the Company’s operations.
Dunia A. Shive
Ms. Shive is a member of the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee. From 2008 to 2013, she served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Belo Corp., a media company that owned several television stations, until its acquisition by Gannett Co., Inc., a broadcast and digital media company. After the acquisition she served as Senior Vice President of TEGNA Inc., formerly Gannett Co., Inc., until June 2017. She joined Belo Corp. in 1993 and served in a variety of leadership positions during her tenure, including Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Shive is a director of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. From 2009 to 2015, she served on the board of directors of the Associated Press, where she served as Chair of the audit committee from 2011 to 2015. From 2008 to 2013 she served on the board of directors of Belo Corp.

Ms. Shive has broad experience in managing and leading a significant publicly-traded company. In addition, she possesses important skills and experience gained through her position of Chief Financial Officer and service in public accounting prior to joining Belo Corp.