Is a recession the right time for a rental company to get involved with RFID? Yes, argues Andrew Davies, managing director of 4hSolutions, who says that payback on RFID investments can be 12 to 18 months or less, as long as implementation is done carefully.
MCS Global Ltd, the UK-based rental software company, has appointed Guy van der Knaap as its new chief executive officer. He will take over on 1 October, succeeding his father, Richard van der Knaap, who founded the company in 1982.
Wynne Systems has promoted Carole Bachmann Cossu to the position of managing director of its European, Middle East and African (EMEA) businesses. Mrs Bachmann Cossu joined Wynne from Loxam as business development manager in January 2010.
Lawson Software, Inc has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by a San Francisco-based private equity company Golden Gate Capital and business software company Infor for approximately US$2 billion.
Sunstate Equipment is the latest US rental company to join the SmartEquip network. The system will link each of Sunstate’s depots with its suppliers, giving parts and service technicians real-time support on products.
Norwegian rental software company Aimit AS has changed its name to Armada Dynamics AS to better reflect its international strategy. Armada is the name of its North American subsidiary that was opened last year.
US rental veteran Bryan Rich has joined SmartEquip as executive chairman. Mr Rich has a 30 year career in rental during which he held senior positions at companies including Logan Equipment, NationsRent and Sunbelt Rentals.