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United Rentals Promotes McDonnell to EVP, Sales and Specialty Operations

November 19, 2018, 07:10 AM

United Rentals, Inc. announced Paul McDonnell has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Sales and Specialty Operations. He leads the company’s sales organization and specialty rental segment.

McDonnell’s tenure with United Rentals began as District Manager in 1999, followed by a promotion to Region Vice President. In 2008, he was named Senior Vice President of Specialty Operations, and in 2016, his role expanded to include the combined responsibilities of sales and specialty operations. Prior to United Rentals, McDonnell served as General Manager for D&E SteelPlate Rental, a provider of underground construction safety rentals and supplies.

Matthew Flannery, president of United Rentals, said, “Paul is a talented executive and one of our company’s most passionate advocates for customer service. Under his leadership, our sales organization has become more collaborative in cross-selling our specialty solutions, enabling us to become a more complete partner to construction and industrial customers. This promotion recognizes Paul’s many contributions to our growth, as well as our improved margins and returns.”

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