James D. Cirar

Partner at Guard Hill Holdings LLC

James D. Cirar

James D. Cirar

Partner at Guard Hill Holdings LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Johnstown America Corp.
Gunite Corp.

RelSci Relationships

240

Number of Boards

4

Birthday

1947

Age

71

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Managing Partner at Guard Hill Holdings LLC

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Co-Founder at Trimaran Advisors LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at FreightCar America, Inc.

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Founder at Halsey Lane Holdings LLC

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Operating Principal at Industrial Opportunity Partners LLC

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Partner at Guard Hill Holdings LLC

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Chief Information Officer at FreightCar America, Inc.

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Finance Director at The Riverside Company

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Chief Commercial Officer at FreightCar America, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Utility One Source LP

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James D. Cirar
Partner at Guard Hill Holdings LLC
Education
MS

University of California, Irvine is a public research university located in Irvine, California and one of the 10 general campuses in the University of California (UC) system. UCI's Orange County campus is the fifth-largest in the UC system. UC Irvine is considered a Public Ivy and became a member of the Association of American Universities in 1996, and is the youngest university to hold membership. It also administers the UC Irvine Medical Center, a large teaching hospital; the UC Irvine Health Sciences system in the City of Orange; the University of California, Irvine, Arboretum; and a portion of the University of California Natural Reserve System.

Education. We prepare students for lives of extraordinary leadership and service by linking transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in engineering, science, mathematics, and business. Founded in 1919 by a group of Flint leaders with a vision for transforming the automobile industry, Kettering University today offers 15 undergraduate degrees, 5 graduate degrees, and a variety of concentrations and minors that allow us to deliver an education that couples theory and practice better than any other institution in the world. At Kettering we are dedicated to achieving the extraordinary through technological innovation, leadership and service. Through growth, global leadership, community outreach and an engaged community of stakeholders we are achieving what we aspire to. Our every action is imbued by a set of values that foster respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration and excellence.

Career History
Senior Advisor
Current

Republic Partners LLC is a private company headquartered in Chicago, IL, specializing in security brokers, dealers, and flotation companies.

Partner
Current

Guard Hill Holdings focuses on making controlling equity investments in US companies in the industrial manufacturing sector. The firm targets companies with sales in the range of $50 million to $250 million. Companies are not required to be currently profitable. Guard Hill looks for companies that have the potential for significant growth either internally or through acquisitions. The firm prefers to participate in corporate divestitures, turnaround or distressed situations, family owned companies, partnerships with lenders on workout opportunities and strategic alliances with their existing portfolio companies.

Professional
Prior

General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), one of the world's largest automakers, was founded in 1908, and today manufactures cars and trucks in 34 countries. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 244,500 people in every major region of the world, and sells and services vehicles in some 140 countries.The company brands are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Vauxhall and Wuling. GM's largest national market is the United States, followed by China, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia and Germany. GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services.GM is the majority shareholder in GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. of South Korea, and has product, power train and purchasing collaborations with Suzuki Motor Corp. and Isuzu Motors Ltd. of Japan. GM also has advanced technology collaborations with Chrysler LLC, Daimler AG, BMW AG and Toyota Motor Corp. and vehicle manufacturing ventures with several automakers around the world, including Toyota, Suzuki, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. of China, AVTOVAZ of Russia and Renault SA of France.Genuine GM Parts and accessories are sold under the GM, GM Performance Parts, GM Good wrench and ACDelco brands through GM Service and Parts Operations, which supplies GM dealerships and distributors worldwide. GM engines and transmissions are marketed through GM Power train.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
1999 - Current

FreightCar America, Inc. manufactures railcars and railcar components. It designs and manufactures a broad variety of railcar types for transportation of bulk commodities and containerized freight products primarily in North America, including open top hoppers, covered hoppers, and gondolas along with intermodal and non-intermodal flat cars. The company was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Director
2000 - 2005

Transportation Technologies Industries, Inc. is used to manufactures and markets truck components like wheel-end components, seating, steerable drive axles, gearboxes and other castings. Its products were used in heavy-duty and medium-trucks, buses and specialty vehicles. The company was located in Chicago, IL.

Chairman
1998 - 1999

Freight Car Services, Inc., a subsidiary of FreightCar America, Inc., is an American company located in Danville, IL, that supplies railroad equipment.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$100 +
2008

Education. We prepare students for lives of extraordinary leadership and service by linking transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in engineering, science, mathematics, and business. Founded in 1919 by a group of Flint leaders with a vision for transforming the automobile industry, Kettering University today offers 15 undergraduate degrees, 5 graduate degrees, and a variety of concentrations and minors that allow us to deliver an education that couples theory and practice better than any other institution in the world. At Kettering we are dedicated to achieving the extraordinary through technological innovation, leadership and service. Through growth, global leadership, community outreach and an engaged community of stakeholders we are achieving what we aspire to. Our every action is imbued by a set of values that foster respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration and excellence.

Political Donations
$200
2003

Former Representative from Illinois's 16th Congressional District

$1,000
1999

Former Senator from New Jersey

$250
1994

Former Senator from Michigan

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