Herc Holdings Inc., a leading North American equipment rental supplier, announced today that it has appointed S. Wade Sheek as senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary.
In this role, Sheek will lead all aspects of Herc Holdings’ legal function, including contractual- and transaction-related legal activities and regulatory and litigation matters. In addition, he will oversee the company’s corporate governance and statutory reporting requirements.
Sheek joins Herc Holdings with more than 18 years of experience in the legal profession, and principally leading corporate legal organizations. Most recently, Sheek was general counsel and secretary for Republic Airways Holdings Inc., responsible for legal and contract administration functions. Prior to that, he served as deputy general counsel and corporate secretary at Allegion plc with responsibility for SEC matters, corporate governance, M&A and strategic initiatives.
Sheek also worked as senior associate general counsel and assistant secretary at Ingersoll-Rand plc, where he led the spin-off of the company’s security technology business. His career experience also includes key securities and corporate counsel roles for UnitedHealth Group Incorporated and The Home Depot.
Sheek graduated from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, and he earned his bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. He is a member of the State Bar of Indiana, State Bar of Georgia and the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Corporate Governance Professionals.
“Wade brings comprehensive legal experience, deep understanding of industrial and commercial services businesses, and seasoned executive leadership to our company,” said Larry Silber, president and chief executive officer. “I am confident that his contributions will advance our long-term strategies related to our people, revenue growth, customer experiences, operational effectiveness and financial discipline.”
Sheek will be based at the Company’s Bonita Springs, Fla., Field Support Center.