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H&E Names New CEO

Bradley W. Barber

November 11, 2018 - H&E Equipment Services Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has appointed Bradley W. Barber as Chief Executive Officer, president, and a director of the company, effective January 1, 2019.


Barber will succeed current CEO John M. Engquist, who has been appointed executive chairman of the board of directors, effective January 1, 2019.

Gary W. Bagley, current chairman of the board, will remain a director of the company.

Engquist said, “We are pleased to announce Brad’s expanded role with the company. Brad has been instrumental in H&E’s success over the years, and we look forward to his leadership and his contributions to the company’s future growth. As executive chairman of the board, I will lead H&E in its strategic planning and oversee merger and acquisition opportunities on a full-time basis. I will continue to work with Leslie Magee, CFO and secretary, to ensure we have the appropriate capital structure to support our growth plans and to maintain the financial health of the company. Lastly, we are most grateful for Gary’s leadership as chairman of the board and a director of the company since the company’s formation in 2005, and look forward to his continued service as a director.”



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