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John McDowell Engquist, Son of H&E Chairman, is New H&E President and COO

Dec. 17, 2020
H&E Equipment Services today announced the appointment of John McDowell Engquist as president and chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2021.

H&E Equipment Services today announced the appointment of John McDowell Engquist as president and chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2021. Engquist will succeed current president, Bradley Barber, who has been president of the company since November 2, 2012. Barber will continue in his role as a director and CEO of the company. Engquist is the son of John Martindale Engquist, executive chairman of the company.

“John’s appointment as president and chief operating officer recognizes his exemplary performance throughout his career with H&E,” said Barber. “John’s operational expertise, valued insight and strong leadership qualities have been instrumental in leading our operations in various capacities for more than a decade. We look forward to John’s future contributions in this expanded role as we seek to maximize our operating performance in today’s challenging environment and beyond, as well as capitalize on strategic growth opportunities through branch expansion and acquisitions.”

Based in Baton Rouge, La., H&E Equipment Services is No. 7 on the RER 100.