Matthew J. Flannery was appointed to the position of chief executive officer of United Rentals, and was elected a director of the Company, in May 2019, while remaining as president, a position he held since March 2018. From April 2012 until March 2018, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer. Mr. Flannery has extensive experience in all areas of the Company’s operations, having previously served as executive vice president—operations and sales, senior vice president—operations east and in two regional vice president roles in aerial operations. Mr. Flannery has also served as a district manager, district sales manager and branch manager of the Company. Mr. Flannery joined the Company in 1998 as part of the Company’s acquisition of Connecticut-based McClinch Equipment. Mr. Flannery graduated from Hofstra University. Mr. Flannery has over two decades of sales, management and operations experience in the rental industry, including a number of senior management positions with the Company. He has extensive experience and knowledge in all areas of the Company’s operations and of the competitive environment in which the Company operates. Further, he has demonstrated strategic, operational and financial acumen that the Board believes has been of significant value to the Company.
Dale Asplund was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer in May 2019, after previously serving as executive vice president—business services and chief information officer since January 2017. He previously served as senior vice president—business services and chief information officer since April 2012 and senior vice president—business services since 2011. Joining the Company in 1998, he has held various senior positions that included responsibility for supply chain, fleet management and shared services. Mr. Asplund previously worked for United Waste Systems, Inc. as a divisional manager.
Ms. Graziano was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in October 2018, after previously serving as senior vice president—controller and principal accounting officer since March 2017, with responsibility for oversight of the Company’s accounting, risk management and financial planning and analysis departments, and vice president—controller and principal accounting officer since joining the Company in December 2014. Before joining the Company, Ms. Graziano served as senior vice president—chief accounting officer, corporate controller and treasurer of Revlon, Inc. since April 2013. Prior to that, she served as Revlon’s senior vice president—global operations finance from December 2010 through March 2013 and as Revlon’s vice president and controller—U.S. customer finance from July 2009 to December 2010. Prior to Revlon, Ms. Graziano held other financial positions with UST Inc. (Altria Group) and KPMG LLP. Ms. Graziano holds a Bachelor’s degree from Villanova in Accountancy and an MBA in Finance from Fairfield University and is a certified public accountant.
Paul McDonnell was promoted to executive vice president and chief commercial officer in May 2019, after previously serving as executive vice president—sales and specialty operations since November 2018. He previously served as senior vice president—sales and specialty operations since January 2017. Mr. McDonnell’s tenure with United Rentals began as district manager in 1999, followed by a promotion to region vice president. In 2008, he was named senior vice president of specialty operations, and in 2016, his role expanded to include the combined responsibilities of sales and specialty operations. He has over 20 years of sales, management and operations experience in the rental industry. Mr. McDonnell joined United Rentals in 1999 upon the acquisition of D&E Steelplate Rental.
Craig A. Pintoff was promoted to executive vice president — chief administrative and legal officer in March 2017, with responsibility for leading the Company’s legal and human resources functions, after previously serving as senior vice president, general counsel and human resources since January 2016. Mr. Pintoff has led the United Rentals human resources team since 2005, first as vice president, then, from April 2011 to March 2017, as senior vice president, and since March 2017, as executive vice president. He joined United Rentals in 2003 as director-legal affairs. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pintoff was chief benefits and employment counsel for Crompton Corporation in Connecticut. Previously, he was an attorney for White & Case LLP in Manhattan. Mr. Pintoff holds a Juris Doctor from the Columbia Law School and an LL.M. from the New York University School of Law.
Michael Durand was appointed to lead the company’s Pacific West Region in 2013. He joined United Rentals in 2002 as a branch manager, and held subsequent field management roles as sales manager, district manager, and regional sales and marketing director for the Northwest Region.
Mr. Fenton was named senior vice president — business development of United Rentals in 2012. Prior to joining the Company, he was a Principal of Devonshire Advisors LLC for nine years, and held senior executive and board positions with BlueLinx Holdings Inc., Global MotorSports Group, Transamerica Trailer Leasing and Maxim Crane Works Holdings, Inc. During his over 20 years with General Electric, he served in numerous positions culminating in chief executive officer of GE Capital Modular Space and was an officer of GE Capital. Mr. Fenton is also a director of Steel Connect, Inc. (formerly known as ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc.).
Joli Gross was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in May 2017. Ms. Gross previously held the position of Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, and joined United Rentals in 2002 as Director of Legal Affairs. Prior to joining the Company, she was an associate with the law firm of Day, Berry & Howard, specializing in commercial real estate and contracts; and an associate with Edwards & Angell, specializing in civil litigation and arbitration. Ms. Gross holds a Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University.
Kenneth Mettel became senior vice president, performance analytics in December 2014. Prior to that, he held the role of senior vice president, planning and analysis, beginning in April 2011. Earlier, he served as the company's vice president-strategy and planning. Prior to joining United Rentals in 2001, Mr. Mettel held senior management positions with International Paper as vice president, strategic planning, and with Unilever as director of financial analysis. His previous experience includes five years as finance manager, U.S. Toys with Mattel, Inc.
Irene Moshouris was promoted to senior vice president, treasurer in April 2011. Joining the company in 2006 as Treasurer - Vice President, she is responsible for treasury, tax and credit. Her current position also includes real estate. Previously, she was vice president and deputy treasurer with Avon Products, Inc. Prior to Avon, Ms. Moshouris served as corporate tax manager with GTE Corporation; as tax director - pharmaceutical group, and tax manager - research and planning, with Sterling Winthrop, Inc.; and as tax manager and tax analyst with Arthur Anderson & Co.
Kevin Parr was named senior vice president – operations in 2013. He has more than 30 years of industry experience, first with UpRight, Inc., and then with Horizon Equipment, a business of W.R. Carpenter North America. He joined United Rentals in 2000 upon the company’s acquisition of Horizon, initially serving as fleet manager for the Aerial East Region, and subsequently as district manager, region sales and marketing manager, region vice president – Aerial East, and vice president – Northeast Region
David was named vice president of the Power & HVAC Region in 2012, after joining the Company in 2010 as Region Operations Manager for the Power & HVAC business. He was previously Division Manager for Hertz Energy Services. David has over 20 years of industry experience with roles in sales and operations. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations from Kennesaw State University in Georgia.
Norty Turner was named Senior Vice President—Services and Advanced Solutions in April 2019. Before joining the Company, he was Chief Executive Officer of Riwal, an international rental and sales specialist of aerial work platforms, telehandlers and power generators based in The Netherlands from March 2012 until October 2018. Prior to Riwal, Mr. Turner had a series of sales and operations roles at Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation beginning in 1995, including serving as VP & General Manager for Operations for Europe and the Middle East, and also as President for Hertz Equipment in France. He is also Deputy President and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). Mr. Turner holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s of Science Degree in Management from North Carolina State University.
Tomer Barkan was named Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis in 2017. Tomer joined United Rentals in 2005 as a Senior Business Analyst in the Business Development department. He was later promoted to Manager, Business Development in 2007 and Director, Planning & Analysis in 2009. In his expanded role, Tomer is responsible for Corporate financial planning, forecasting and reporting, executive and board level analysis & communication, and financial support for M&A activity.
Prior to joining United Rentals he held various consulting positions both in Israel and the US. Tomer holds an Industrial Engineering & Management degree from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from New York University – Stern School of Business.
John Fahey brought more than 15 years of financial executive experience to United Rentals when he joined the company in 2005 as vice president - assistant corporate controller. In 2006, he assumed the additional role of principal accounting officer. In 2008, Mr. Fahey was appointed vice president - controller and, in that role, continued to serve the company as principal accounting officer. In December 2014, he became vice president, financial planning & analysis. In July 2016, Mr. Fahey was appointed vice president – internal audit. His prior experience includes senior positions as manager - corporate business development for Xerox Corporation; vice president and chief financial officer for Xerox Engineering Systems, Inc.; and vice president - finance and controller for Faulding Pharmaceutical Company. Mr. Fahey is a licensed certified public accountant who previously served as a general practice manager in accounting and auditing for Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Ned Graham joined United Rentals in 2009 as vice president - business development, before being appointed vice president - operational excellence in 2013. In his current position, he leads initiatives dedicated to improving efficiency and productivity across the company. Over his 30 years in the equipment rental industry, Mr. Graham has served as senior vice president, regional vice president and district manager with RSC Equipment Rental, and owner of Approved Equipment Company, a multi-location rental, sales and service business
Daniel Higgins brought two decades of experience to United Rentals when he joined the company in 2006 as vice president - IT corporate services. His expertise in leading information technology functions for Fortune 500 companies includes positions as IT senior director of strategy, planning, and risk management, as well as IT director of performance management systems, for Pepsi Bottling Group. Previously, Mr. Higgins was senior group manager of corporate financial systems for PepsiCo.
Mr. Holder was promoted to Vice President – Total Rewards in 2018, after serving as Director of Compensation and Benefits. Prior to joining United Rentals, he held human resources, compensation and benefits roles with RSC Equipment Rental, O’Reilly Auto Parts, CSK Auto, and the US Department of Agriculture. Mitchell holds a BS in Business Administration from Montana State University and an MBA from Arizona State University.
Brent Kuchynka is Vice President of Corporate Fleet management. Previously, he has held past positions as region vice president in the Canadian region, the Gulf Coast region and the Western region. Brent has more than 20 years of experience in the equipment rental industry. He began his career in 1994 with Valley Rentals, which was later acquired by RSC. During his tenure, he has occupied positions in branch operations, division project manager, sales management and regional management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration in management from the University of Arizona.
Mr. Limoges was promoted to Vice President-Controller and Principal Accounting Officer in October 2018, after previously serving as director of accounting and finance since joining the Company in April 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Limoges was group controller of DMGT US from August 2016 to April 2017 and worked within the financial audit practice of Ernst & Young from July 2003 to July 2016, where he led teams that served a wide variety of public and private companies. Mr. Limoges, who is a certified public accountant, received a degree in business administration from the University of Vermont.
TJ joined United Rentals in 2005 as a Sourcing Manager and was promoted to Senior Sourcing Manager for equipment in 2006 and Director, Equipment Sourcing in 2007. He also has prior purchasing experience from positions at Hertz Equipment and Sunbelt Rentals. TJ holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Fordham University and a MBA in Quality Management from Upper Iowa University.
Gordon McDonald was named vice president - managed services in 2012, following the merger of RSC Equipment Rental with United Rentals. His more than 30 years' experience with industrial tool rental and supply operations include 15 years with RSC and 23 years with Industrial Air Tool, an RSC acquisition. While with RSC, he served in field and corporate management positions, including regional manager for industrial on-site operations, and director of managed services, and was instrumental in advancing the company's software applications design. In 2008, he was appointed RSC vice president of managed services.
Joe Pledger was promoted to Vice President, Operations Finance in July 2014. Since joining United Rentals in 1998, he has served as district controller, region controller, and most recently as Senior Director, Planning and Analysis. Mr. Pledger is a certified public accountant. Prior to joining United Rentals he served as an audit manager with KPMG. Mr. Pledger earned a Master’s degree in Accounting and B.S. in Business (magna cum laude) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Robert Bower was named vice president – national accounts in 2014, and has more than a decade of experience in the equipment rental industry. During his tenure, he has held various leadership positions with increasing responsibility to include: branch and district manager, integration team lead, and most recently, region sales and marketing director for the pacific west region.
Chris Burlog was named Vice President - Midwest Region in 2009, eight years after joining United Rentals as district manager. Following 7 years as a successful DM, Chris was promoted to the position of RSMM for the Rocky Mountain Region, where he achieved great success in Key Customer and New Account growth. Chris also contributed in a key leadership role as a project leader in Operation United and proved to be a strong voice for the field during the project. Chris graduated with a Marketing degree from Minot State University and has a strong background in the equipment rental industry, having started his rental career as an industrial sales rep and soon becoming the sales manager of Butler Machinery, a Caterpillar dealer based in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Scott Fisher joined United Rentals upon the company’s merger with RSC in 2012, and was named to his current position in 2013. He previously served as RSC’s president of Canadian operations. He has over 20 years of experience in the construction equipment industry, including management roles with Skyway Canada Limited, Volvo Construction Equipment and Strongco Equipment, and sales within the Caterpillar dealer network.
Josh Flores was named Region Vice President – Tool Solutions region in 2014 four years after joining United Rentals as District Manager. Josh’s tenure as a District Manager was spent in both General rental and most recently in the Specialty division in Tool Solutions. During his time as a DM within Tool Solutions he and his team delivered strong specialty revenue growth through new cold start location expansion and managed tool trailer solution sales by increasing customer productivity on jobsites. Josh graduated with a BBA in Finance from Lamar University and has a strong background in the equipment rental industry. He started his rental career after college as an ISR with Hertz Equipment Rental and was promoted through the ranks from OSR to Branch Manager then transitioned over to Hi-Way Equipment, A Case Construction Equipment dealer based in Houston, Texas as a General Manager before joining United Rentals in 2010.
Todd was named vice president of the Trench Safety Region in 2012, after joining the Company in 1999 as part of the Shoring and Supply acquisition. Todd has over 20 years of progressively responsible experience in the construction equipment industry, including 16 years in the trench safety business. He began his career with United Rentals as a Branch Manager for trench locations Omaha, NE and Des Moines, IA. He then served as District Sales Manager and District Manager for United Rentals Trench Safety. Todd earned a BA in Business Administration from Bellevue University in Nebraska.
John was named vice president of the Northeast Region in 2013. He joined United Rentals in 1998, with the acquisition of McClinch Equipment Company. John has over 27 years of industry experience, starting in Outside Sales, promoted to District Sales Management and has held the position of Tri State District Manager with United Rentals since 1999. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.
Bill Kiker is region vice president of the Pump Solutions region. He was previously President of National Pump & Compressor, joining United Rentals in 2014. Bill was Gulf Coast area operations manager for Hertz Service Pump & Compressor from 1999 to 2007. He began his career in 1987 with Service Pump & Compressor as an outside sales representative being promoted to regional manager in 1991. Bill has over 28 years of industrial pump and compressor, rental, sales and service experience. He earned a BA degree in economics from Teas A&M University in 2006.
Larry was named Region Vice President - Power & HVAC in 2019, and has over 29 years of rental industry experience. He began his career with United Rentals in 2006 as a Branch Manager for Power & HVAC locations on the East Coast in Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia, PA. He then served as District Manager for the Southwest and the Northwest Power & HVAC Districts. Most recently, he lead the Power & HVAC Climate and Electrical Solutions vertical expansion, and held the role of Director of Operational Excellence before being promoted to the RVP position.
Chad Matter is region vice president, Industrial region for the combined organization. Previously, he served as region vice president of RSC's Gulf region since April 2008. Chad began his career with RSC in August 1995 through the sales trainee program in Houston, Texas. Between 1996 and 1998, he was promoted to outside sales representative positions in the San Antonio and Austin markets, and he was recognized as sales representative of the year in 1998. In November 1999, Chad was promoted to sales manager for Central and South Texas. In 2002, he was promoted to district manager over the Central and South Texas district. Chad earned a BBA in marketing from Texas State University.
Jeff McGinnis was named Vice President - South Region in 2014. Jeff began his career with Gaedcke Equipment Company in February of 1995 (acquired by United Rentals in 1998) as an Outside Sales Representative in Houston, Texas. He went on to hold various roles with United Rentals including Branch Manager, District Sales manager, District Manager and recently was the Region Sales and Marketing Director for the South Region. Jeff graduated from Stephen F Austin University in 1995 with a degree in Communications/Marketing.
Tom Jones was promoted to vice president of field sales in 2014, 14 years after joining United Rentals as a district manager. Previously he held region vice president roles in the Southeast, and most recently the Mid-Atlantic region for the combined organization. Tom has over two decades of experience in the equipment rental industry, beginning with Hertz Equipment Rental, Inc. in 1990. He also had a two-year tenure with AMECO as vice president of North America and Caribbean Operations.
Eddie King was named vice president of the Gulf South Region in 2017, and has more than two decades of experience in the equipment rental industry. During his tenure, he has held various leadership positions with increasing responsibility to include: branch and district manager, integration team & sales strategy responsibilities, and most recently, region sales and marketing director for the Gulf South Region.
Kevin O'Brien serves as region vice president, Mid-Central region for the combined organization. Kevin was previously a region vice president at RSC. Kevin joined RSC in April 1997, as general manager of the St. Louis area. He was promoted to district manager in 2000, to region controller in 2002 and to region vice president in 2004. Kevin has a Bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Kansas.