United Rentals appoints Flannery as COO
Matthew J. Flannery named Chief Operating Officer
By Fred Bratman
United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) 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 Inc. announced on April 30, 2012. He previously served as executive vice president - operations and sales, and leads the RSC integration process.
Mr. Flannery brings more than two decades of industry experience to his new position, including years with McClinch Equipment Corp., 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 - 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.”
About the Author
Fred Bratman is the Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for United Rentals, Inc.