Utility Contractor

MAY-JUN 2018

As the official magazine of NUCA, Utility Contractor presents the latest information affecting every aspect of the utility construction industry, including technological advancements, safety issues, legislative developments and instructional advice.

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12 Utility Contractor | May/June 2018 Flannery Appointed President of United Rentals United Rentals, Inc. announced March 8 that its Board of Direc- tors has appointed Matthew Flannery as president of the company, in ad- dition to his responsibilities as chief operating officer. Michael Kneeland, who became president and chief exec- utive officer of United Rentals in 2008, will continue to lead the company as its CEO. Kneeland said, "Matt Flannery is ide- ally qualified to serve in this expanded role. 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 op- erational excellence." Flannery joined United Rentals in 1998. He has over 25 years of sales, management and operations experi- ence in the equipment rental industry, including extensive experience in all areas of the company's operations. In addition to chief operating officer, he previously served as United Rentals' executive vice president—operations and sales, and in various field manage- ment roles at senior, regional, district and branch levels. CASE Construction Equipment Names Marchand VP-North America CASE Construc- tion Equipment has named Michel Marchand as vice president for North America, replacing Scott Harris who has taken a similar role at CASE IH. Marchand, who previously served as the regional sales director for Canada, will now oversee all CASE Construc- tion operations in North America. "He has both comprehensive knowledge of the construction equip- ment business and a passion for the CASE brand," says Leandro Lecheta, chief operating officer — NAFTA, CNH Industrial. "Throughout his career, Michel has consistently developed strong partnerships with our dealers in order to maximize growth and seize all the opportunities that the market has to offer." "The CASE Construction brand is strong throughout North America, and we have a real opportunity now, with the advances made across the breadth of our product lines and the development of our dealer network, to make an even greater impact for our customers and compete in new ways across all markets," says Marchand. "I am very proud to be a part of the fu- ture here at CASE." Marchand left the automotive in- dustry and first joined CASE as a busi- ness manager in 2009, and then took on the role of regional sales director in 2011. He is married to his wife, Sylvia, with whom he has two children — Luc and Anna. Core & Main Names Jeff Giles VP-Corporate Development Core & Main, a company with a longstanding his- tory as one of the largest distributors of water, sewer, storm and fire pro- tection products in the nation, has appointed Jeff Giles as its new vice president of corporate de- velopment. Giles has more than 15 years of ex- perience in business and corporate de- velopment and has led or participated in more than 20 transactions totaling nearly $1 billion. Most recently, he served as director of corporate devel- opment for Barry-Wehmiller Group, a St. Louis-based global supplier of engineering consulting and manu- facturing technology, where he was instrumental in the company's acqui- sition-driven growth. As vice president of corporate de- velopment for Core & Main, Giles will lead the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate development functions, including strategy and in- organic growth initiatives, pipeline development, strategic evaluation, deal structure, valuation, due dili- gence and negotiation. "Jeff's skills and expertise will be ex- tremely beneficial to our growth plan for 2018, especially as we work to ex- pand our services across markets," said Core & Main CEO Steve LeClair. McLaughlin Welcomes East Coast Representative McLaughlin an- nounced the addi- tion of Tim Ross, re- gional sales manager for its East Coast ter- ritory. In his new role, Ross will pro- vide sales support and expert advice for McLaughlin equipment dealers and contractors throughout the region. For the past 17 years, Ross has served the construction and utili- ties industries, working in various positions including sales support for contractors running vacuum excavation equipment in the Cen- tral and Southeastern regions of the United States. He has also served as the production manager for a vacu- um excavation manufacturer, office manager and information technol- ogy manager. "Tim's entire career has been fo- cused on helping with the needs of contractors serving the utility in- dustry," said Jake Jeffords, McLaugh- lin director of sales and marketing. "He has a passion for the industry, knowledgeable about machinery and focused giving customers the support they need to be successful. We are thrilled to have him on our team." GROUNDBREAKING PEOPLE

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