Greenbriar Equity names Weiss as MD

Transportation-focused private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group LLC has promoted Michael Weiss to managing director. Prior to joining Greenbriar in 2004, Weiss worked at Merrill Lynch & Co‘s financial sponsors and leveraged finance group.

PRESS RELEASE

RYE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in the transportation industry, today announced that Michael Weiss has been named a Managing Director.

Mr. Weiss joined Greenbriar in 2004, and has led the structuring and sourcing of a number of investments across the transportation space, with a particular focus on the rail, logistics, and automotive sectors. Previously, he worked in the Financial Sponsors and Leveraged Finance Group at Merrill Lynch & Co, advising private equity clients on the purchase and sale of portfolio companies and capital structure alternatives.

He currently serves as a Director of Nordco Holdings, LLC, a leading North American provider of highly-engineered equipment, parts and services to the railroad maintenance-of-way, railcar moving and rail flaw detection sectors. He has also served in board roles at GENCO Distribution System, Inc., Grakon International, Inc., Western Peterbilt, Inc. and Transplace Holdings, LLC.

Mr. Weiss graduated Magna Cum Laude with Distinction in Economics and a minor in Religion from Duke University.

About Greenbriar Equity Group
Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, a private equity firm with over $2.5 billion of committed capital, focuses exclusively on the global transportation industry including companies in the aerospace and air transport, automotive, distribution, industrial equipment and components, logistics, MRO, surface transport and other related sectors. Greenbriar invests with proven management teams who are interested in being significant equity owners in their companies as well as with corporate partners who are interested in raising capital. Greenbriar’s partners bring many decades of experience at the highest levels within the transportation industry. Additional information may be found at www.greenbriarequity.com.

(Correction: An earlier report of this news item stated that Greenbriar Equity hired Michael Weiss as a managing director. Weiss was promoted to the position.)