Mark Suwyn Appointed to United Rentals Board

Greenwich, Conn.-based United Rentals recently announced that Mark Suwyn joined the company's board of directors, effective immediately.

Suwyn, 62, has served as the chairman and CEO of Louisiana-Pacific Corp., a leading manufacturer of building materials, since 1996. He recently announced plans to retire from these positions at the end of October.

Prior to joining Louisiana-Pacific Corp., Suwyn was with International Paper Co. where he served as executive vice president of distribution, specialty products and forest lands from 1992 through 1995. He previously held several executive positions at E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., including those of senior vice president of imaging systems and medical products, group vice president of imaging systems, and vice president of human resources. Suwyn is a director of Ballard Power Systems and of Unocal Corp. and is first chairman of the board of the American Forest & Paper Association.

Bradley Jacobs, chairman of United Rentals, said, "We are delighted to welcome Mark to our board. His business acumen and extensive operating experience will be strong assets to our company.”

United Rentals is No. 1 on the RER 100.

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