RSC Equipment Rental last week announced an annual award in memory of Freek Nijdam, former CEO of RSC during 2002-2004, who recently passed away. The award will recognize RSC employees for outstanding creative thinking and determined problem solving to improve customer service, performance and growth in all areas of the business.
Award candidates will be measured on the successful implementation of their innovative solutions, including the future impact on RSC. Open to RSC employees, the winner will receive a commemorative plaque and a $10,000 award.
“There are many people that together with me will remember Freek with affection and for the professional guidance which he provided not only to RSC but the entire rental industry,” said Erik Olsson, president and CEO of RSC. “Freek focused the organization on being the best at the rental activity and how the leverage of many small changes on a local level can have a very big impact on the total company performance. For this we owe him significant gratitude and this annual award will be a reminder of all his achievements.”
Freek Nijdam, an Atlas Copco veteran since 1970, became CEO of RSC Equipment Rental in 2002, a position he held until the end of 2004. RSC was a subsidiary of Atlas Copco. At RSC, he helped to create a culture of continuous improvement, capital efficiency and innovation.
His relentless drive for short-term measurable results while still investing in long-term initiatives is the foundation of the company’s business model and industry-leading customer service.
In other news, RSC last week announced that it will host a conference call and webcast on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 5:15 p.m. Eastern time to discuss the financial results of the third quarter ended Sept. 30.
To listen to the live call, dial 866-393-7634 within the United States and Canada or 706-679-0678 internationally. A slide presentation, which will accompany the call will be available at www.RSCrental.com/Investor and will remain available after the call. To listen and view the webcast, visit the investor relations portion of the RSC Holdings website at www.RSCrental.com/Investor.
Based in Scottsdale, Ariz., RSC Equipment Rental is No. 2 on the RER 100.