25 March 2008

Michael J. Kneeland has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of United Rentals Inc. He has been with the rental company since 1998, serving as its district manager upon the acquisition of Equipment Supply, and then his responsibilities expanded to include districts within United's aerial operations. Kneeland was subsequently named vice president, aerial operations in 2000, and vice president, southeast region in 2001, before becoming executive vice president, operations. Wayland Hicks, chief executive officer for United, said, “His wealth of experience has been instrumental in helping our company to shape its strategy and achieve significant growth.”

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