BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--H&E Equipment Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HEES) today announced the appointment of Bradley W. Barber as Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of the Company, effective January 1, 2019. Mr. Barber will succeed current Chief Executive Officer, John M. Engquist, who has been appointed Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2019. Gary W. Bagley, current Chairman of the Board, will remain a Director of the Company.
Mr. Engquist commented, “We are pleased to announce Brad’s expanded role with the Company. Brad has been instrumental in H&E’s success over the years and we look forward to his leadership and his contributions to the Company’s future growth. As Executive Chairman of the Board, I will lead H&E in its strategic planning and oversee merger and acquisition opportunities on a full-time basis. I will continue to work with Leslie Magee, CFO and Secretary, to ensure we have the appropriate capital structure to support our growth plans and to maintain the financial health of the Company. Lastly, we are most grateful for Gary’s leadership as Chairman of the Board and a Director of the Company since the Company’s formation in 2005 and look forward to his continued service as a Director.”
About H&E Equipment Services, Inc.
The Company is one of the largest integrated equipment services companies in the United States with 89 full-service facilities throughout the West Coast, Intermountain, Southwest, Gulf Coast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. The Company is focused on heavy construction and industrial equipment and rents, sells and provides parts and services support for four core categories of specialized equipment: (1) hi-lift or aerial platform equipment; (2) cranes; (3) earthmoving equipment; and (4) industrial lift trucks. By providing equipment rental, sales, on-site parts, repair and maintenance functions under one roof, the Company is a one-stop provider for its customers’ varied equipment needs. This full service approach provides the Company with multiple points of customer contact, enabling it to maintain a high quality rental fleet, as well as an effective distribution channel for fleet disposal and provides cross-selling opportunities among its new and used equipment sales, rental, parts sales and services operations.
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