CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 21, 2013) - Illinois based Sasser Family Holdings (SFH) welcomed Jeff Walsh to their executive team in the role of Chief Operating Officer, North America. In this position, Walsh will partner with the North American SFH business heads of Chicago Freight Car Leasing, Union Leasing, CF Rail Services, and NxGen Rail in providing leadership, driving strategy, and overseeing operations.
"We continue to grow and expand our holdings in rail, vehicles and other industrial transportation equipment both domestically and internationally while aligning our businesses in preparation for what we see as a great future ahead of us," said Shad Peterson, SFH President, "I see Jeff's knowledge and experience being instrumental in our organization achieving our long term vision."
Despite the turmoil in the global economy, 4th-generation SFH, celebrating its 85th year in business this year, has seen growth in each of their existing businesses around the world and looks forward to finding new opportunities to provide high levels of customers services around capital intensive commercial and Industrial assets.
"I'm excited to join Sasser Family Holdings, Inc. and position the North American businesses for growth. Sasser's commitment to service, integrity and teamwork are values I believe in and support. It's a privilege to join a company with such a rich history and proven track record. My goal is to continue to differentiate our service offerings, grow our asset base and build a sustainable long term platform for future generations," stated Walsh.
Walsh joins the organization from GATX Corporation, where he spent 16 years, most recently holding the title of Group Executive Structured Finance and general manager of three business groups: Rail Structured Finance, Industrial Equipment Finance, and Marine. Prior to GATX, Jeff spent 10 years at GE Capital with the Genstar Container and GE Capital Rail Services business units.
Walsh graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and holds a BA in Mass Communications.
Sasser Family Holdings, Inc. is a 4th generation, family-held transportation asset services and management company with roots dating back to 1928. Subsidiary business units include Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co., Union Leasing Inc., CF Rail Services LLC, CF Asia Pacific Group PTY Ltd, and NxGen Rail Services LLC. The subsidiary units are leaders in providing commercial and industrial focused rail and vehicle transportation equipment solutions including asset leasing, fleet administration management, asset repair and maintenance, and innovative technology services throughout North America, Australia, Asia, and Europe. http://www.sfhsinc.com