United Rentals’ board of directors has named Matthew Flannery president of the company in addition to his responsibilities as chief operating officer. Michael Kneeland, who became president and CEO of United Rentals in 2008, will continue to lead the company as CEO.
“Matt Flannery is ideally qualified to serve in this expanded role,” said Kneeland. “He is an engaging leader with a talent for inspiring our organization. As president, he will ensure that our company remains at the forefront of innovation, customer service and operational excellence.”
Flannery joined United Rentals in 1988. He has more than 25 years of sales, management and operations experience in the equipment rental industry, including extensive experience in all areas of the company’s operations. In addition to serving as chief operating officer, he previously served as United Rentals’ executive vice president-operations and sales, and in various field management roles at senior, regional, district and branch levels.
United Rentals, Stamford, Conn., is No. 1 on the RER 100, and has 997 rental locations in 49 states and every Canadian province.