Vice President, Investor Relations
President and Chief Executive Officer
Matthew J. Flannery was appointed to the position of CEO of United Rentals, and was elected as a director of the Company, in May 2019, while remaining as President, a position he has held since March 2018. From April 2012 until March 2018, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Flannery has extensive experience in all areas of the Company’s operations, having previously served as Executive Vice President—Operations and Sales, Senior Vice President—Operations East and in two regional vice president roles in aerial operations. Mr. Flannery has also served as a district manager, district sales manager and branch manager of the Company. Mr. Flannery joined the Company in 1998 as part of the Company’s acquisition of Connecticut-based McClinch Equipment. Mr. Flannery graduated from Hofstra University. Mr. Flannery has over two decades of sales, management and operations experience in the rental industry, including a number of senior management positions with the Company. He has extensive experience and knowledge in all areas of the Company’s operations and of the competitive environment in which the Company operates. Further, he has demonstrated strategic, operational and financial acumen that the Board believes has been of significant value to the Company.
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