Joe began his career with Arthur Andersen, LLP in Chicago in 1985 and worked his way to senior manager leading numerous attest and consulting engagements. He joined GATX Corporation in 1997 and held Vice President of Finance positions at both GATX Terminals and GATX Rail. In 2007, Joe took the Vice President Sales and Marketing position at Mitsui Rail Capital helping to grow and diversify their lease fleet. In 2010, he joined FreightCar America as their Chief Financial Officer and in 2013 was promoted to President and CEO where he led its transformation from a coal car manufacturer to a manufacturer of a broad spectrum of railcars. In January 2018, Joe joined The Andersons, Inc. as President of its Rail Group to apply his years of railcar and railcar leasing knowledge to profitably grow the Rail Group platform.
Joe formerly served on the American Association of Railroads Associate Advisory Board, was a member of the Railway Supply Institute Board of Directors, was the President of the RSI American Railway Car Institute Committee (ARCI) and currently sits on the Illinois State University College of Business Advisory Board. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.