Power generation and HVAC specialty rental company Aggreko plc has named Russell Schuster managing director, North America. In this role, Schuster will work strategically across Aggreko North America’s business units to achieve operational goals and capitalize on market opportunities. Schuster will report to Bruce Pool, president, Aggreko Rental Solutions.

Prior to his current appointment, Schuster served in multiple leadership positions within the Aggreko organization, most recently as senior vice president of global temperature control for Aggreko Rental Solutions, and head of mergers and acquisitions for North America where he was responsible for leading M&A initiatives and eight of the company’s key product lines. Schuster was also senior vice president North Business Unit and served in other general leadership roles throughout the business. Before joining Aggreko in 2008, Schuster worked for seven years at KPMG LLP in various business development and leadership management roles.

“We are proud to leverage Russell’s extensive knowledge and leadership garnered from his eight years of experience with Aggreko,” said Pool. “His entrepreneurial spirit, proven ability to drive growth, and success in driving product and regional sales performance provides an invaluable amount of insight for our North American team.”

“I am excited to be back in North America with a focus on delivering excellence to our customers every day,” said Schuster. “Aggreko has an extremely talented group of sales and technical resources that can move mountains.”

Schuster will be based in Aggreko’s North American headquarters in Houston.