American Rental Association

Rental Hall of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted

Which individuals are worthy of nomination to the Rental Hall of Fame? That’s the question being asked by the American Rental Association (ARA) as it seeks nominations for the 2013 Hall of Fame induction.

The induction will be during the keynote session at The Rental Show, to be held Feb. 10-13, 2013 in Las Vegas. Nominations are due Aug. 1.

To qualify for induction into the Rental Hall of Fame, an individual must be a leader within the rental industry who is creative, innovative, dedicated and a mentor, plus have made significant contributions that have changed the national or international scope of the industry in a positive way. 

“It takes a special individual to be chosen for induction into the Rental Hall of Fame. Those selected are the ones who have definitely impacted and improved the industry,” says Ted Cook, ARA chairman of the board and owner of Ventura Rental Center in Ventura, CA. “The only way individuals can be considered for induction is through being nominated. Receiving quality nominations of those who have changed the rental industry on a national or international level is important. Don’t assume that others have submitted a nomination – get yours in for those you feel have truly made a positive difference.”

Nominations can be made online at or by downloading a PDF to complete and return. 

ARA created the Rental Hall of Fame in 2000 to honor past leaders and the history of the rental industry. Thirty-four individuals have been inducted to date. They are: 

Bill Begley

William F. “Bill” Berry

William “Bill” Bourque

Howard Burnett

Danny Cameron

R. Wayne Collett

Theodore V. deVries

John T. Doran Sr.

George W. Gartner Jr.

Gunnar Glifberg

William P. Grasse

Sam Greenberg

Leonard Hawk

J.T. “Tom” Hawthorne

William “Dugan” Hill

Thomas “Mitch” Hoxie

Brad Jacobs

Daniel Kaplan

James Keenan

Andrew Kennard

Keith W. Klarin

Irving M. Levine

Robert H. MacFarland

Edwin Malzahn

Hotch Manning

Pamela McKenney

Roy Milling

Harold “Hal” Plugge Jr.

William D. Ristow

C.A. “Ziggy” Siegfried Jr.

Leo Swan

Klaus Wacker

S.G. Walker Jr.

Michael Watts