H&E appoints new president and COO

By Belinda SmartDecember 22, 2020

H&E Equipment Services has appointed John McDowell Engquist as president and chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2021. 

Engquist, whose father, John Martindale Engquist, is the company’s executive chairman, takes the role from current president and CEO, Bradley Barber, who has been president since November 2012. Barber will continue as H&E’s CEO. 

H&E

The new president has worked at the H&E for more than 18 years and has been executive vice president since January 2018.

“John’s operational expertise, valued insight and strong leadership qualities have been instrumental in leading our operations in various capacities for more than a decade,” said Barber.

”We look forward to John’s future contributions in this expanded role as we seek to maximize our operating performance in today’s challenging environment and beyond, as well as capitalize on strategic growth opportunities through branch expansion and acquisitions.”

H&E Equipment Services has 97 rental depots throughout the West Coast, Intermountain, Southwest, Gulf Coast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.

Its focus is on aerial platforms, cranes, earthmoving equipment, and material handling equipment.

MORE ARTICLES FROM CONEXPO-CON/AGG 365 NEWS
Topcon’s MC-Mobile brings machine control to compact machines
New portable solution gives compact track loaders and mini excavators the precision of traditional machine control typically geared to heavy machines
Hilti rolls out Nuron cordless battery platform with over 60 new tools
North America gets dibs on the 22V technology that allows cordless tools to do the work that once required gas-powered or higher voltage battery systems
Doosan’s new DX50Z-7 mini excavator teases new line
Doosan shows off one of a new line of mini excavators available for the first time in North America, featuring bigger cabs, greater visibility and the ability to use complex attachments