The second ALH Conference & Awards in Miami
Over 180 attendees heard from industry leaders on topics that directly affect their businesses, including how mobile devices and technology affect business; big data and priorities of using such; the real cost of Tier 4 engines on rental; current rental metrics and what they tell us about rental market trends; cost of ownership; online rentals and much more.
The morning's keynote speaker, Larry Silber, opened the day with a discussion about the impact that mobile devices and new technology are having on the equipment rental business.
Silber, who is President and CEO of Herc Rentals, argued that data, technology and logistics will differentiate the industry’s leaders.
“Through mobile technology, service-oriented businesses are increasingly accommodating the way their customers work and are delivering real-time information when their customers need it”, said Silber.
“With service at the core of its mission, the equipment-rental industry is just beginning to imagine this ‘mobile’ future, with a customer base that is already familiar with how mobile apps and related technologies can meet their operational requirements. Indeed, the future of the equipment-rental industry is mobile, and ― as far as our customers are concerned ― that future is already here.”
Presentations were also given by:
Brad Boehler, President, Skyjack
Gary McArdle, Executive Vice President, Rouse Services
Alex Schuessler, President, International Group & Founder of SmartEquip
Dale Asplund, Senior Vice President - Business Services and Chief Information Officer, United Rentals
Tony Groat, North American Manager, International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)
Chad Hislop, Director of Engineering, Terex Aerial Work Platforms/Genie
Kip Eideberg, Vice President, Public Affairs & Advocacy , Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
Liam Stannard, Chief Technology Officer, BigRentz
Craig Paylor, Chief Operating Officer, Ahern Rentals
Plus a roundtable will be given on fleet management with Charles ‘Chuck’ Miller, Vice President – Operations, Herc Rental; Mike Crouch, President and Chief Operating Officer, ACME Lift Company; Jonathan Dawley, Global Vice President – Aftermarket, JLG Industries and Alex Schuessler.
Rental companies in attendance include: ACME Lift Company; Aerial Access Equipment; Ahern Rentals; BigRentz; Cloverdale Equipment Co.; Compact Power Rental; Herc Rentals; Neff Rentals; NES Rentals; RentalYard.com; Sunbelt Rentals; United Rentals; UpEquip; US Markets and more.
SEE THE WINNERS
The key North American access industry conference and networking event, incorporating the ALH awards dinner.
The ALH conference will cover key topics for the access and rental industry in North America, including economic forecasts, product trends, cost of ownership issues, and more.
Celebrate industry excellence with the ALH Awards, comprising 10 categories for both companies and individuals, covering product design, safety, access projects and rental performance.
“I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with the conference this week and especially the Awards Dinner. Lots of participation and fun was had by all that evening.”
Loretta Foley, Director, Business Process, United Rentals, Inc.
“Congratulations on a fantastic first ALH Conference and Awards event, flawlessly executed. As a small company with limited resources, we have to choose our marketing vehicles carefully, and we always try to get the maximum exposure for the bucks. When we signed up early for this event as a supporting sponsor we didn’t really know what to expect - we got GREAT exposure!”
Ebbe Christensen, President, ReachMaster, Inc.
“Very satisfied with the conference's value in education and networking.”
“Very good and enjoyable conference. Good information. Good contacts”
“As a first time participant to a ALH event I was totally impressed! The location, content and networking all were first class – thank you.”
Tom Smith, General Manager, National Lift Truck
● Meet fellow professionals
● Learn from industry experts
● Celebrate excellence
● Network with customers
● Renew friendships
● Understand market trends
● Meet peers from other markets
● Rental companies
● Equipment dealers
● Used equipment brokers
● End users
● Finance providers
● Industry associations
Attendees in 2014
● Able Equipment
● Acme Lift Co
● Ahern Rentals
● Hinkel Equipment Rental
● Klimer Platforms
● Lizzy Lift
● National Lift Truck
● NES Rentals
● Sunbelt Rentals
● Superior Scaffold Services
● TGM Wind Services
● Trico Lift
● United Rentals
● Universal Builders Supply Inc
● US Markets
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