Essex Rental Corp. last week announced that John Nestor joined the company’s board of directors. With the addition of Nestor, Essex’s board is now comprised of five members.
Nestor is the CEO, senior managing director, and president of Kirtland Capital Partners, a private investment firm he joined in 1986. Kirtland Capital Partners acquired Essex Crane Rental Corp. in 2000 and operated the company prior to its acquisition by Hyde Park Acquisition Corp. in October 2008. Under Kirtland’s ownership, Nestor served as chairman of the board and played an integral role in assembling the company’s current executive management team.
Nestor is a director of PVC Container Corp. as well as the chairman of SmartSource Computer and Audio Visual Rentals. He serves as trustee of the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation and the Saint Ignatius High School Board of Regents. Nestor is also a member of the advisory boards of Gordon Square Arts District and the Ohio Venture Capital Authority, and is the former chairman of the board of trustees of the Cleveland Foodbank.
“We are very pleased to welcome John to the board,” said Ron Schad, president and CEO of Essex. “His extensive business experience and profound knowledge of Essex’s operations and markets will be extremely valuable as we continue to execute on the various components of our growth strategy.”
Headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Ill., Essex, through its subsidiary, Essex Crane, is one of North America’s largest providers of lattice-boom crawler crane and attachment rental services. It is No. 30 on the RER 100.