Durante Rentals has appointed Liam J. Harrington as its Chief Operating Officer. Harrington has over eight years of experience in the equipment rental industry, previously working for two multi-billion dollar companies. Most recently, he served as a senior vice president at a $15 billion transportation and logistics company.
“My passion has always been in the equipment rental business and I am very excited to be returning to this industry,” Harrington says. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for the founders that built this truly entrepreneurial and innovative company. I believe this is just the beginning for Durante Rentals as we embark upon this next chapter together with our equity partner Clairvest.”
Harrington continues, “We have the best employees, strategic customer relationships and an unmatched brand. Scaling this business is exactly the operational opportunity and challenge that I have been looking for both as an employee and as one of the owners. We are focused on expanding outside of the tri-state market, achieving our eighth-straight selection to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies and joining the RER Top 50.”
As chief operating officer, Harrington will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations, scaling the business to support larger customers, improving profitability and integrating future acquisitions. His extensive industry knowledge and experience will contribute to Durante's long-term growth and expansion in new markets.
“We are excited to welcome such a proven executive who brings a wealth of experience to grow our operations and improve the customer experience,” said CEO Anthony Durante. “With Liam heading operations, we are extremely optimistic about our organic and inorganic growth opportunities for the rest of 2019 and beyond,” said Anthony.