At RTEX Rail, you’ll work with people who have a unique perspective on the business. We started out at the bottom, in the “scrap” business. We gained invaluable experience literally taking apart locomotives and equipment with our own hands. This has given us invaluable experience in evaluating equipment, from the wheels up. We know firsthand virtually every part of every type of equipment. And we put that specialized knowledge to work in every transaction we make.

Gilbert L. Gibbs, President, Marketing and Sales

Gil Gibbs

Prior to his career in the railroad industry, Gil Gibbs worked for Corbel & Co. a computer-based legal-services firm located in Jacksonville. He joined that company in 1978 in a clerical capacity but was soon promoted, eventually becoming executive assistant to the president in 1983.

In 1985, Mr. Gibbs began his railroad career as a sales associate for Jacksonville-based Gibbs Railway Equipment, selling and leasing locomotives and locomotive parts to the rail and marine industries. Two years later, he was promoted to vice president of sales, developing and expanding the services of the company to include the sale and lease of freight cars to railroads and rail shippers nationwide.

In August of 1992, Mr. Gibbs joined RTEX Rail as its vice president. His primary responsibility was the development of freight-car consulting services in addition to the sale and leasing of locomotives and freight cars. Since that time, he has initiated a successful program of “packaging” equipment-lease transactions to banks and leasing companies for his customers. Mr. Gibbs works with a wide range of clients ranging from financial and steel companies to shippers who utilize intermodal railcars, containers and piggy-back trailers. Under his leadership, sales have increased steadily each year.

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Mr. Gibbs is married and has two children. He and his family live in Jacksonville Beach, where he is active in his church and community.

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Grant Gibbs, Director of Sales & Leasing

Grant Gibbs

Grant Gibbs comes to RTEX Rail after serving as the Director of Marketing for a commercial cleaning company. In addition, he served in various capacities in both retail and service industries. Mr. Gibbs was also a member of the Jacksonville Business Networking International, a weekly networking group for businesses, including Company owners, executives, and other decision makers. He also served on the leadership team as the visitor host for his local chapter. Mr. Gibbs is also a former professional tennis instructor.

Mr. Gibbs currently lives in Jacksonville, where he is an avid soccer player and surfer who spends his free time with his wife and two daughters at the beach.

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