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United Rentals’ David Scott to Lead Specialty Operations

United Rentals has promoted David Scott to senior vice president, specialty operations, reporting to Paul McDonnell, recently named executive vice president and chief commercial officer.

United Rentals has promoted David Scott to senior vice president, specialty operations, reporting to Paul McDonnell, recently named executive vice president and chief commercial officer. Scott will run United Rentals’ specialty businesses. 

In this role, Scott will lead United Rentals’ Trench Safety, PHVAC, Fluid Solutions, Tool Solutions, and Reliable Onsite Services regions, with a current footprint of more than 340 locations in North America. He will be continue to be based in Atlanta.

“Our specialty businesses like Trench, Power, HVAC, Fluid Solutions, Tools and now Reliable Onsite Services have become an increasingly important part of the United Rentals growth story, reflecting the confidence customers have in us to provide ‘everything they need on the jobsite plus equipment,’” said McDonnell. “David Scott will bring added focus and momentum to Specialty Operations as we continue to expand beyond our 340 locations and our portfolio of offerings to drive a customer-focused strategy.”

Scott has more than 28 years of broad industry experience in general rentals, pumps, power and HVAC.  After 19 years with Hertz Equipment Rental Corp. during which he established and led the company’s Pump Solutions and Energy Services and Entertainment businesses, Scott joined United Rentals as region operations manager for the PHVAC Region and in 2012 became regional vice president.

"I'm excited by the new challenge, to help further expand our portfolio of specialty services," said Scott. "Customers are increasingly seeing the value to extending their relationship with United Rentals to include trench safety, power, HVAC, tools and more, given our broad branch network and fleet, and, most importantly, our expertise and customer-service-oriented team."

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

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