STAMFORD, Conn. – December 4, 2018 –United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that WomenInc., a leading multimedia platform dedicated to women in business, has named four members of the company’s board of directors to its list of 2018 Most Influential Corporate Directors. Honored from United Rentals are Jenne Britell, Ph.D., chairman of the board, as well as directors Terri Kelly, Kim Harris Jones and Gracia Martore.
Michael Kneeland, chief executive officer of United Rentals, said, “We’re extremely proud of the caliber of our board of directors. Under Dr. Britell’s leadership, the makeup of our board has evolved to reflect the dynamic nature of our company and the diversity of our customers and employees. All four of our women directors have been honored by WomenInc. for their proficiency in corporate governance. We congratulate them on this national recognition.”
Britell joined the United Rentals board in 2006 and was elected chairman in 2008. She is a former senior executive of GE Capital, Dime Bancorp, Inc., HomePower, Inc., Citicorp and Republic New York Corporation. Earlier, she was the founding chairman and chief executive officer of the Polish-American Mortgage Bank in Warsaw, Poland.
Martore became a director of the company in 2017. She most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Tegna, Inc. (formerly Gannett), a broadcast, digital media and marketing services company. Earlier, she held executive positions in corporate finance and banking.
Kelly was elected a director of the company in 2018. She most recently served as president and chief executive officer of W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., a multinational manufacturer that specializes in advanced materials for the consumer, defense, industrial and medical sectors and for pharmaceutical bioinformatics research.
Harris Jones was appointed a director of the company in 2018. She most recently served as senior vice president and corporate controller of Mondelez International, and earlier held positions with Kraft Foods Inc., Chrysler LLC and General Motors Company.
The full list of 2018 Most Influential Corporate Directors can be found at WomenInc.com/2018MICD.
About United Rentals
United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world. The company has an integrated network of 1,198 rental locations in North America and 11 in Europe. In North America, the company operates in 49 states and every Canadian province. The company’s approximately 18,800 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers approximately 3,800 classes of equipment for rent with a total original cost of $14.5 billion.United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, the Barron’s 400 Index and the Russell 3000 Index® and is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at unitedrentals.com.
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