President, chief executive officer and director of Herc Rentals Inc.,
TOPIC: Technology, trust and talent – keys to equipment rental growth
All signs point to the continuing growth of the equipment rental industry over the next several years. But there are three ongoing challenges the industry must rise to in order to maintain its growth trajectory, which relate to technology, trust and talent. Herc Rentals’ President and CEO, Larry Silber, will explore each of these challenges, including adopting technology tools that make it easy and efficient for customers to rent, monitor and manage their fleet; continuously earning trust by meeting service commitments and operating responsibly; and attracting and retaining skilled talent to ensure continued operational readiness. Mr. Silber will offer insights in each of these areas and what the industry must do to stay on its long-term growth path.
Larry Silber currently serves as the president, chief executive officer and director of Herc Rentals Inc., having joined the company in May 2015 and leading it to become public in July 2016.
Before joining Herc, Silber served as an executive advisor at Court Square Capital Partners, LLP from 2013-2015. Silber also led Hayward Industries, one of the world's largest swimming pool equipment manufacturers, as COO from 2008 to 2012, overseeing a successful transition through the recession returning the company to solid profitability.
From 1978 to 2008, Silber worked for Ingersoll Rand in a number of roles of increasing responsibility. He led major Ingersoll Rand business groups including Utility Equipment, Rental and Remarketing and the Equipment and Services businesses. He was Chairman of Ingersoll Rand Canada and also was a member of several joint venture boards for the company. Earlier in his career, he led sales, marketing and operations functions in the company's Power Tool Division and Construction and Mining Group.
Silber served on the board of directors of SMTC Corporation (and for a time served as its interim president and CEO), the advisory board of Weiler Corporation, and on the board of Pike Electric Corporation, Inc.
Silber currently serves on the Board of Directors for Hayward Industries, since 2019. Hayward Industries Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of both residential and commercial pool and spa equipment, as well as industrial flow control products built on safety and reliability. Hayward designs, manufactures, and markets a full line of innovative, energy-efficient pool and spa equipment
Silber earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers College, The State University of New Jersey and also attended executive development programs at Harvard Business School, The University of Chicago’s Booth Business School and a co-sponsored program between Ingersoll Rand and Duke Fuqua School of Business.
Silber resides in Naples, FL with his wife, Rebecca. They have three adult children.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2021
Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel