As part of the move the following senior appointments were also confirmed:
Dale Asplund executive vice president, business services and chief information officer, becomes chief operating officer and will lead the company’s general rentals business, with company wide responsibility for safety and ‘operational excellence’, and will continue to lead the company’s functional organisations for information technology, corporate fleet management and procurement. Asplund joined the company in 1998 and has held several senior roles, in supply chain operations, fleet management, shared services and acquisition integration.
Paul McDonnell has been appointed as chief commercial officer and will lead the company’s specialty rental operations worldwide, with company wide responsibility for sales, marketing and digital commerce. He joined the company as a district management in 1999, later becoming a region vice president. In 2008, he was named senior vice president, specialty operations and oversaw the expansion of the company’s specialty rental operation to more than 340 locations. Most recently, he served as executive vice president, sales and specialty operations.
chief administrative and legal officer Craig Pintoff and chief financial officer Jessica Graziano remain in their current roles.
Flannery said: “Our company has benefitted from the seasoned leadership of Paul and Dale for the past two decades. Their new roles underscore the deep bench strength we have within United Rentals, as well as the continuity we’ve achieved with our succession plan. I look forward to working with our executive team and board of directors – and most of all, with our employees – as we write the next chapter of our growth.”