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Hafferty Replaces Brumm as Chief Financial Officer of BlueLine Rental

Hafferty brings a wealth of global experience to the role.

Mon July 21, 2014 - Midwest Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

BlueLine Rental, a provider of small to medium-sized construction rental equipment, announced the appointment of John Hafferty as CFO. Hafferty replaces Evan Brumm, who is transitioning into a new position as executive vice president, strategic planning.

Hafferty joins BlueLine Rental from Pacer International, a publicly traded transportation and global logistics services provider, where he has served as CFO since 2010. Prior to Pacer, he was CFO for the international division of Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, a global freight management company.

Hafferty will report to incoming CEO Phil Hobson, the former RSC senior executive.

“John is a talented, proven CFO who will bring a lot of experience and valuable perspective to BlueLine Rental at an exciting time in the evolution of the business,” said Hobson. “Evan Brumm will play a key role in executing the growth strategy of the company and continue to serve as a member of the management team.”

BlueLine Rental, previously Volvo Rents, was acquired in January by Platinum Equity. The BlueLine Rental brand identity was launched in February following the transition to new ownership.

“It is a pleasure to join a company with so much potential and to have the opportunity to work with a great leadership team and so many hardworking, dedicated employees,” said Hafferty. “The company’s future is very bright and I am excited to be part of it.”

Prior to holding CFO positions at Pacer and Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, Hafferty served as senior vice president, corporate strategy and development of Schenker, Americas, a unit of Schenker Logistics Co., a global transportation and logistics company. He also held various positions at UPS, including executive vice president, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, chief operating officer of UPS Freight Services, and chief financial officer of UPS International Package Operation.

BlueLine Rental serves a diverse customer base across multiple industries, including construction, oil and gas, industrial manufacturing, infrastructure, power, and metals and minerals.

In addition to BlueLine Rental’s expanding line of Volvo compact equipment — such as backhoe loaders, compact wheel loaders, compact excavators and compaction equipment — the rental centers carry a comprehensive line of essential equipment and tools for the construction, commercial, industrial and homeowner markets. The company focuses on daily, weekly and monthly rentals.

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