United Rentals CEO Appoints Leadership Team

May 16, 2019
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United Rentals’ president/CEO Matthew Flannery has finalized his executive leadership team. Flannery succeeded Michael Kneeland as CEO on May 8, 2019, at which time Kneeland became chairman of the board.

Two 20-year leaders of United Rentals have been promoted to new roles on the executive team, effective immediately:

Paul McDonnell, chief commercial officer: McDonnell will lead the company’s specialty rental operations domestically and abroad, with company-wide responsibility for sales, marketing, and digital commerce. His tenure with United Rentals began in district management in 1999.

Dale Asplund, chief operating officer: Asplund will lead the company’s general rentals segment, with company-wide responsibility for safety and operational excellence. He will continue to lead the company’s functional organizations for information technology, corporate fleet management, and procurement.

Source: United Rentals