Canadian Rental Service

Flannery promoted to COO of United

By United Rentals   


matthewflanneryMay 11, 2012 - United Rentals has announced the appointment of Matt Flannery as executive vice-president and chief operating officer, effective with the closing of the company's merger with RSC Holdings announced on April 30. He previously served as executive vice-president of operations and sales, and leads the RSC integration process.

Flannery brings more than two decades of industry experience to his
new position, including seven years with McClinch Equipment, an
acquisition of United Rentals in 1998. From 1998 to 2008, he held
management positions with United Rentals at the branch, district,
regional and national levels, including senior vice president of operations.

Michael Kneeland, chief executive officer of United Rentals, said, "Matt
understands every nuance of our business, as well as our customers and
markets. Over the past four years, he has helped drive our strategy and
guide our operations through the economic downturn. Most recently, he
has been instrumental in preparing for our landmark combination with
RSC, and will continue to play a key role in that transition. We are
delighted to welcome him to his expanded role on our leadership team."

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