Paul McDonnell to leave United

Paul McDonnell, chief commercial officer of US based United Rentals, will leave the company at the end of the month.

He will continue to provide ‘advisory services’ to the company for up 24 months. Chief operating officer Dale Asplund will add McDonnell’s sales and specialty operations to his current duties.

McDonnell joined United in 1999 when it acquired D&E Steelplate Rental where he was general manager. He was appointed a district manager with United and moved up through the company, becoming executive vice president and chief commercial officer in 2019.
Paul McDonnell

Chief executive Matthew Flannery said: “We thank Paul for his significant contributions to the success of our company, both as a talented leader and a strong advocate for our customers. He led the growth of our specialty rental segment to the largest network of its kind in the world. I am pleased that Paul will remain available to us, and I join our executive team in wishing him continued success.”

“It has been an honour to help grow United Rentals from its early days in equipment rental to a $9 billion industry leader and innovator,” said McDonnell. “I share my pride in those accomplishments with the many extraordinary people I’ve had the privilege to work with along the way. I wish the company continued success.”


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