Durante Rentals has appointed Liam Harrington chief operating officer. Harrington has more than eight years of experience in the equipment rental industry, previously working for two multi-billion-dollar companies that are currently in the top 10 of the RER 100, according to Durante Rentals officials. Most recently, Harrington spent three years as a senior vice president at a $15 billion transportation and logistics company.
“My passion has always been in the equipment rental business and I am very excited to be returning to this industry,” Harrington said. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for the founders that built this truly entrepreneurial and innovative company. I believe this is just the beginning for Durante Rentals as we embark upon this next chapter together with our equity partner Clairvest.
“We have the best employees, strategic customer relationships and an unmatched brand. Scaling this business is exactly the operational opportunity and challenge that I have been looking for both as an employee and as one of the owners. We are focused on expanding outside of the tri-state market, achieving our eight-straight selection to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies and joining the RER Top 50.”
As chief operating officer, Harrington will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations, scaling the business to support larger customers, improving profitability and integrating future acquisitions. His extensive industry knowledge and experience is expected to contribute to Durante’s long-term growth and expansion into new markets.
“We are excited to welcome such a proven executive who brings a wealth of experience to grow our operations and improve the customer experience,” said Anthony Durante, CEO of Durante Rentals. “With Liam heading operations, we are extremely optimistic about our organic and inorganic growth opportunities for the rest of 2019 and beyond.”
Harrington has a BA in economics from Stony Brook University, an MBA in finance from Ohio St. University, and an M.S. in financial mathematics from the University of Chicago.
Based in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Durante Rentals is No. 85 on the RER 100.