S. Theis Rice
Chief Legal Officer
Trinity Industries, Inc.
Mr. Rice began his career at Trinity Industries in 1990 as Environmental Legal Counsel. Since 1990 he has held multiple key positions including Environmental Director, Chief Counsel Business Segments, and Vice President Mergers and Acquisitions. As Vice President Mergers and Acquisitions, he led Trinity's acquisition of four Romanian rail manufacturing and supply /trading companies during Romania's privatization initiative and thereafter moved to Europe to run the newly-acquired businesses. Upon his return from Europe he was appointed by the Board of Directors as Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and was later elected by the Board of Directors as a Senior Vice President of the company, retaining his role as Chief Legal Officer, with additional responsibility for Trinity's safety, environmental, and ethics and compliance departments.
Prior to joining Trinity, Mr. Rice was a principal and co-founder of SportsBand Radio Network and served as General Counsel for a Dallas family with interests in mineral exploration and development, natural gas gathering and transmission, real estate, and banking.
Mr. Rice graduated cum laude from South Texas College of Law where he was a published member and Comments Editor of South Texas Law Touma/ and the recipient of two Bancroft-Whitney/Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company awards for excellence in legal studies. Prior to law school he received his BA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and thereafter attended the University of Dallas Graduate School of Business Management.