United Rentals makes operational changes

By Murray Pollok12 March 2010

United Rentals has combined its East and West field operational structure for general rental and aerial operations under the leadership of senior vice president Matt Flannery.

Mr Flannery joined United Rentals in 1998 and most recently led Operations East. The company's Trench Safety, Power & HVAC businesses will continue to operate under senior vice president Paul McDonnell.

Michael Kneeland, chief executive officer of United Rentals, said, "By combining our field operations under Matt's leadership, we are further acting on our commitment to optimize our fleet and footprint and control costs, while driving sustainable efficiencies in our core business.

"We are fortunate to have Matt's more than 20 years of industry experience at the helm of our field operations, particularly in this challenging environment."

United Rentals is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with 568 rental locations in the US, Canada and Mexico, and approximately 7800 employees.

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