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H&E Equipment Services Appoints New CEO, Executive Chairman

November 09, 2018, 07:25 AM

H&E Equipment Services, Inc. announced the appointment of Bradley W. Barber as Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of the Company, effective Jan. 1, 2019. 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, will remain a Director.

“We are pleased to announce Brad’s expanded role with the company,” Engquist said. “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,” Engquist added. “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.”

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.

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