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Leldon E. Echols has been named to the newly expanded board of directors and audit committee at Trinity Industries, a Dallas-based holding company and wind tower manufacturer through its energy equipment group.

Echols brings to Trinity more than 25 years of public and private accounting experience. From 2000 to 2006, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Centex Corp., where he was responsible for financial and regulatory reporting, capital and treasury management, taxes, investor relations, internal audit and corporate administration. Prior to joining Centex, he spent 22 years with Arthur Andersen LLP.

In addition, Echols currently serves on the board of directors of TXU Corp., where he is chairman of the board's audit committee. He is also a member of the board of directors of Dallas-based Roofing Supply Group Holdings Inc.

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