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Point of Rental Adds Nickell as Director of Global Strategy

Josh Nickell, Director of Global Strategy

May 9, 2018 - Point of Rental Software has added Josh Nickell as its director of global strategy.

The former CEO of Nickell Rental will join the Point of Rental in May, continuing a 20-year career in the rental industry after selling his company to Sunbelt Rentals.

“Joining the team at Point of Rental allows me to combine three of my lifelong passions – technology, rental, and building highly-engaged, scalable teams,” said Nickell. “There is so much opportunity in data analytics and innovative technologies, and no company is better positioned to leverage that than Point of Rental.”

As director of global strategy, Nickell will focus on boosting synergy among Point of Rental’s teams in Dallas, Texas; Reading, U.K.; and Melbourne, Australia. That will increase company-wide data sharing, open new markets for the software, and solidify the company’s core values across the organization.

“Point of Rental’s reputation is built upon our firsthand rental experience and knowledge of the industry,” said Wayne Harris, CEO of Point of Rental Software. “That’s what sets us apart from other rental software providers. We are always working to build on that reputation by adding people with working rental experience, and we jumped at the chance to add Josh Nickell to our team.” Harris said that Nickell is a walking encyclopedia of rental knowledge, and that Nickell Rental was one of the most forward-thinking rental companies in the industry. “Adding Josh’s insight and expertise allows us to make our software that much more attuned to our customers’ needs,” said Harris.

Nickell Rental was listed on the Inc. 5,000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States for the past three years. In 2017, the company ranked No. 216 among construction-related companies in the United States and is positioned to be featured for the fourth time in a row in 2018.

Nickell has served eight years on the ARA of Georgia board in multiple positions and now is its president. He has also served as chairperson of The Rental Show task force, the legislative caucus, and various rental industry committees. Nickell was as the ARA Regional Person of the Year in 2014, and most recently received the ARA’s 2018 Meritorious Service Award for demonstrating exemplary leadership.


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