United Rentals Announces Promotions, Management Realignment

United Rentals this week announced a management realignment that included the promotion of Matt Flannery to executive vice president, operations and sales. In his new role, Flannery will continue to have overall responsibility for leading the company’s general rental and aerial operations.

“I am delighted to promote Matt in recognition of his strong business acumen and leadership skills,” said Michael Kneeland, CEO. “He has played a key role in our ongoing transformation through Operation United, and in his new role will work with me in looking to the future to identify growth opportunities.”

Flannery was appointed senior vice president, operations in April 2008. He joined the company in 1998, starting as branch manager and then serving in a variety of operating positions with increasing responsibility.

The company also announced that Dale Asplund was promoted to senior vice president, business services. In continuing to build upon his success in integrating the supply chain, fleet management and shared services, Asplund’s portfolio will now also include information technology.

In addition, Irene Moshouris was promoted to senior vice president, treasurer, where she will continue to oversee treasury, tax and credit but will now also oversee real estate.

United Rentals, Greenwich, Conn., is No. 1 on the RER 100.

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