The Texas Rental Association last week named Pete Post its new president. Post is owner of two Volvo Rents franchise locations in Houston and Seabrook, Texas.
Originally established in 1958, TRA is an association of rental stores and suppliers that includes more than 400 companies across Texas. The purpose of TRA, which is affiliated with the American Rental Association, is to provide support, services, education and legislative representation to the rental industry, including both party and equipment rental stores.
“To be named president of the Texas Rental Association is a great honor for which I am very proud,” said Post, who has previously served as secretary, treasurer and vice president of TRA. “I have been involved in the Texas rental industry for more than 30 years and feel fortunate to have the opportunity to represent so many great people and companies and help move our industry forward.”
A veteran of the rental industry with more than 30 years of experience, Post began his career as a store manager with a rental company that eventually became Prime Equipment, one of the industry’s largest companies. Working with Prime Equipment for more than 20 years, and being named president and chief operating officer along the way, Post helped grow the company from six stores to nearly 300 during his tenure. In 2004, Post saw an opportunity to own a Volvo Rents center in the Houston area. He opened a second Volvo Rents franchise in Seabrook, Texas, in 2009.
Volvo Rents, Asheville, N.C., is No. 18 on the RER 100.