Matthew Tonn


Operations, Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing

Matt Tonn is a performance-driven executive leader and people-first problem-solver with three decades of leadership in operations, manufacturing, sales and marketing. With deep expertise in the rail and transportation industries, he has a track record for developing high-impact strategies that drive growth, maximize profits and elevate customer engagement and retention. He has also successfully led rebranding efforts to strengthen companies and their products and services.

Joining FreightCar America as Chief Commercial Officer in 2019, Matt leads the company’s strategic marketing and sales activities of new freight cars and modifications. He directs the efforts to support new product introductions and offerings as the company continues to move forward and grow

Before coming to FreightCar America, Matt worked at Wabtec Corporation, a manufacturer of products for locomotives, freight cars and passenger transit vehicles. There, he held several leadership roles, including Vice President of Marketing and Sales – Electronics. In this role, he led the commercial team for the company’s product line, which included Train Control, Signaling and Analytics. Matt was also a Vice President and equity partner of ZefTek, a specialty supplier of wear mitigating and lading protection products. 

Matt is a former Chairman of the Railway Supply Group and former President of the Railway Supply Institute.


Corporate Headquarters

125 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL USA 60606


Tepic 1100
Colonia California
Castaños, Coahuila 25870

Engineering & Parts

129 Industrial Park Road
Johnstown, PA USA 15904