United Rentals Announces New Specialty Operations Leader

David Scott

United Rentals recently promoted David Scott to the position of Senior Vice President of Specialty Operations. Scott will report to Paul McDonnell, who was recently promoted to Chief Customer Officer.

In this role, Scott will lead the firm’s Trench Safety, PHVAC, Fluid Solutions, Tools Solutions, and Reliable Onsite Services Regions, with a current footprint of over 340 locations in North America. Scott and his team will continue to drive the customer-focused strategy that has led to the profitable growth of our specialty businesses in recent years.

Scott has over 28 years of broad industry experience in General Rentals, Pumps, Power and HVAC.  After 19 years with HERC in which he established and led their Pump Solutions and Energy Services and Entertainment businesses, Scott joined United Rentals as Region Operations Manager for the PHVAC Region. In 2012, he became RVP of the Region.

Scott will continue to be based in Atlanta, Georgia.

“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,’ ” McDonnell said. “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.”

“I’m excited by the new challenge, to help further expand our portfolio of specialty services,” Scott said. “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.”

With more than 92 trench safety locations and the largest fleet of shoring and underground excavation rental equipment in North America, United Rentals, a NUCA Silver National Partner, provides customers customized, cost-effective rental solutions for their specific excavation needs. It supplies OSHA-compliant trench protective systems including shoring, shielding, lasers and optical instruments, and more.

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