Chairman and CEOMr. Gary O. Marino is Chairman of the Board of Banyan Rail Services Inc. He joined our board in January 2007 was appointed chairman in January 2008 and chief executive officer in November 2008. Mr. Marino served as chairman president and CEO of Patriot Rail Corporationration which was traded on the NYSE an owner and operator of short line and regional railroads from 2005 until 2012 and formerly held the same positions at RailAmerica Inc. a company he founded in 1985 until his retirement in 2004. From 1984 until 1993 Mr. Marino served as chairman president and CEO of Boca Raton Capital Corporationrationration a publicly owned VC investment company. Prior to that he spent more than fifteen years in commercial banking in New York as a senior loan officer and was also president and CEO of two small business investment companies as well as president of a Floridabased commercial bank
Age: 58 Chairman Since 2013 MBAMarino received his B.A. degree from Colgate University and his M.B.A. from Fordham University. From 1966 to 1969, he served as an officer of the United States Army Ordnance Corporationrationration. He has also served on the board of directors of the American Association of Railroads. We believe Mr. Marino is well qualified to serve on the board due to his extensive knowledge of the railroad industry as well as his banking experience.