June 1, 2021 – As part of the stated strategy to accelerate growth in the pure play rental business, H&E is pleased to announce the return of industry veteran David Hobbs to the company as executive vice president. In his role, David has managerial responsibilities for the company’s existing operations at all branch locations.
Hobbs returns to H&E after 15 years of holding top management and executive roles with the nation’s largest rental equipment company. His previous employment with H&E included the titles of branch manager and director of salesforce and training. Over his 25-year industry career, Hobbs learned the business from every angle and advanced through the ranks, also holding the positions of inside and outside sales representative, branch manager, district sales manager, district manager, vice president, regional vice president, and senior regional vice president. He is also a proud Army veteran who served in combat. Hobbs reports directly to President and Chief Operating Officer John Engquist.
“We are very fortunate to welcome David back. David was part of a team that was instrumental in helping launch H&E into the rental business in the late ’90s,” says Chief Executive Officer Brad Barber. “Having David work alongside our team of seasoned executives again today fully aligns with our current growth plans. His breadth of experience will certainly propel us forward as we execute our strategic plan and grow our rental business through warm starts and expansion.”
Founded in 1961, H&E Equipment Services is one of the largest rental equipment companies in the nation, providing the higher standard in equipment rentals, sales, parts, and service. Branches are located throughout the Pacific Northwest, West Coast, Intermountain, Southwest, Gulf Coast, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic regions.