United Rentals last week announced the combination of its East-West field structure for general rental and aerial operations under the leadership of senior vice president Matt Flannery. Flannery joined United Rentals in 1998 and most recently led Operations East. The company’s Trench Safety, Power & HVAC businesses will continue to operate under senior vice president Paul McDonnell.

“By combining our field operations under Matt’s leadership, we are further acting on our commitment to optimize our fleet and footprint and control costs, while driving sustainable efficiencies in our core business,” said Michael Kneeland, CEO of United Rentals. “We are fortunate to have Matt’s more than 20 years of industry experience at the helm of our field operations, particularly in this challenging environment.”

Greenwich, Conn.-based United Rentals is No. 1 on the RER 100.